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PHILOSOPHY 465: INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY

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REVISED Course Syllabus

Date:             Topic:                                     Study Assignments/Websites:

Part I: Logical Analysis and Common Sense

Aug. 31     What is Analytic Philosophy

Sep. 2        Roots of Analytic Philosophy           Klemke, pp. 41-62
                                                               Transformation of Epistemology in 20th Century

Sep. 7         The Revolt Against Idealism           Klemke, pp. 67-83
                                                              Bio and Introductory Comments on G.E. Moore
                                                               Types of Statements: Some Useful Definitions

                                                               What is Idealism?
                                                               How Berkeley Argues for Metaphysical Idealism

Sep. 9         Realism and the "External World"   Baille, pp. 56-76
Comments on Logical Atomism from James Baille,Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Second Edition:

                                                                                Klemke, pp. 130-147

Sep. 14  Sep. 16

Sep. 21     Frege and logical analysis               Baille, p. 1-23  Frege's Contribution to Analysis

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Sep. 23      Bertrand Russell's Conception of Analysis       Baille, pp. 24-42
                                                                                         Klemke, pp. 151-158
                                                                              Websites on Bertrand Russell
                                                                              Summary of Russell's most enduring conclusions
                                                                              Main These of Principia Mathematica

Sep. 28        Russell's logical Atomism                               Baille, pp. 42-55
                                                                                         Klemke, pp. 159-168
                                                                              Logical Constructions

Sep. 30         Sense-Data and Reality                                 Klemke, pp. 169-179

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Part II: Early Wittgenstein & Logical Positivism

Oct. 5         The Tractatus                                              Baille, pp. 77-81, 89-95
                                                                          Websites on Wittgenstein:
                                                                          Outline of Folse's Wittgenstein Lectures:

Oct. 7           No Class Today! Dr. Folse delivering Seminar at University of Pennsylvania

Oct. 12           The Picture Theory of Meaning                     Baille, pp. 95-110
                                                                              Life and Personality of Wittgenstein
                                                                                                                A Preliminary View of the Tractatus
                                                                   What Can Be Said
                                                                              What Can't Be Said

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Oct. 14          The Vienna Circle Verificationism                 Baille, pp. 131-154
                                                                                   Notes for Folse's Lectures on Vienna Circle Logical Positivism
                                                                                  Main Tenets of Logical Positivism
                                                                                    Logical Positivism
                                                                                   The Vienna Circle
                                                                                   Rudolph Carnap

Oct. 19         Anti-Metaphysics                                          Baille, pp. 155-171
                                                                                          Klemke, pp. 181-210
                                                                              Some Distinctions Pertinent to Carnap

Note that the  Autumn Break has been cancelled due to Hurricane Ivan!

Oct. 21     Phenomenalism and Physicalism                         Baille, pp. 172-185

Oct. 26     Collapse of Verificationism                                 Klemke, pp. 307-317

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Part III: Late Wittgenstein & Ordinary Language Analysis

Oct. 28     Wittgenstein's Later Conception of Analysis         Klemke, pp. 253-265
                                                                                  Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy
                                                                                  Commentary on Philosophical Investigations

Nov. 2     The Private Language Argument                             Baille, pp. 82-88,110-130
                                                                                        Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument

Nov. 4     Ryle: Conceptual Analysis                                     Baille, pp. 186-200
                                                                                            Klemke, pp.233-252, 293-303
                                                                                       Background info on Gilbert Ryle

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Nov. 9     Austin: Using Language                                         Baille, pp. 201-225
                                                                                            Klemke, pp. 351-360
                                                                                        Background info on John Austin

Nov. 11   Strawson & Grice: Sense and Reference               Baille, pp. 225-261
                                                                                            Klemke, pp. 361-376
                                                                                        Background info on Sir Peter Strawson

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Part IV: Recent Critiques and Transformations of Analytic Philosophy

Nov. 16     Quine: Critique of Empiricism          Baille, pp. 262-301
                                                                        (Klemke, pp. 331-350)
                                                               Summmary of Quine's work
                                                              Short Quine Summary

Nov. 18     Class cancelled for Dr. Folse to attend PSA Biennial Meeting

Nov. 23     No Class

Nov. 25     Thanksgiving - University Holiday

Note REVISED Syllabus below (revised, 11/29/04):

Nov. 30      Quine: Ontological Relativity         Baille, pp. 302-323
                                                                        Klemke, pp. 318-330
                                                              On What There Is (commentary)
                                                              Objects, Quantification, and Ontology
                                                                The Indeterminacy Thesis and Ontological Relativity

Dec. 2     Davidson: Truth and Meaning         Baille, pp. 347-380

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Dec. 7     Kripke: Identity and Necessity         Baille, pp. 381-399
                                                                        (Klemke, pp. 393-417)
                                                              General Information on Kripke
                                                              An Interview with Kripke

Dec. 9     Kripke: Reference & Essentialism     Baille, pp. 399-411
                                                           "Quine vs. Kripke on Necessary Truths"

TAKE-HOME FINAL EXAM DISTRIBUTED IN CLASS TODAY

 [Added Class: Saturday, Dec. 11       Cancelled.

TAKE HOME FINAL EXAM DUE IN DR. FOLSE'S OFFICE
TUESDAY, DEC. 14, BY 5:00 p.m.