Subject: Philosophy
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Philosophy


This course is a survey of the historical origins of analytic philosophy (circa 1900–1960). Central philosophers include Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, Ludwig Wittgenstein, A. J. Ayer, Rudolf Carnap and W.V.O. Quine. Central themes include logical atomism and logical positivism in metaphysics and science, external world skepticism and empiricism in epistemology, perception and behaviourism in the philosophy of mind, meaning and reference in the philosophy of language, emotivism in ethics, and verificationism in the philosophy of science.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units in philosophy or completion of 12 credit units at the university.

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