Philosophy 465: Introduction to Analytic Philosophy

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A Ranking of U.S. Graduate Programs in Analytic Philosophy

American Philosophical Association Home Page
 

Part I:

Fundamental Concepts of Logic

Transformation of Epistemology in 20th Century

Types of Statements: Some Useful Definitions

Biography and Introductory Comments on G.E. Moore

 What is Idealism?

How Berkeley Argues for Metaphysical Idealism

Frege's Contribution to Logic and Language Analysis

Websites on Bertrand Russell:

Summary of Russell's most enduring conclusions

Comments on Russell's Logical Atomism from James Baille. Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Second Edition:
 

Logical Constructions: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/logical-construction/

Main These of Principia Mathematica
 
 

Part II:

Websites on Wittgenstein:

Outline of Folse's Wittgenstein Lectures:

Life and Personality of Wittgenstein

PRELIMINARY View of the Tractatus

What Can Be Said

What Can't Be Said

Notes for Folse's Lectures on Vienna Circle Logical Positivism

Main Tenets of Logical Positivism

Some Terminological Distinctions Pertinent to Carnap's Development
 

Part III

 Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy

Commentary of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Aphorisms 1-10

Aphorisms 11-20

Aphorisms 21-30

Aphorisms 31-38

Aphorisms 64-69

Wittgenstein Dictionary

  Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument

Background info on Gilbert Ryle

Background info on John Austin

Background info on Sir Peter Strawson

Part IV:

Summmary of Quine's Work

Quine Photograph

On What There Is (commentary)

Objects, Quantification, and Ontology

 The Indeterminacy Thesis and Ontological Relativity

Short Quine Summary

Epistemology Naturalized

Relativism

Roger Gibson, "Quine on Matters Ontological"

Nick Bostron, "Understanding Quine's Indeterminacy"

Quine Home Page

Quine Bibliography

General Information on Kripke

An Interview with Kripke

Quine vs. Kripke on Necessary Truths