FA20 PHIL419/519

Analytic Philosophy
Professor: Kyle Banick
Mondays & Wednesdays  ·  9:30am–10:45am  ·  LA5–149

Analytic philosophy is a movement in philosophy beginning in the early 20th century that has exerted a profound influence on the way philosophy is done today. This course will introduce students to the Kantian background of analytic philosophy and will emphasize contributions from key figures such as Frege, Moore, Russell, C. I. Lewis, Wittgenstein, Carnap, and Quine. The course will be historically oriented and focus on close reading of primary texts, but we will also illuminate the influence of these thinkers on present-day debates in areas such as epistemology, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of mind.