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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

GOVT 60.03 Wittgenstein and Political Thought

This course explores the influence of the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein on contemporary political thought. The first part of the course focuses on Wittgenstein’s early work, in particular, his understanding of language. The main part of the course is devoted to discussing Wittgenstein’s most famous work, Philosophical Investigations. The third part of the course explores how some of Wittgenstein’s central concepts – language games, family resemblances and rule following – have been used in contemporary political thought.



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Dist:TMV; WCult:W

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