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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21


PHIL 19.03 Positivism and Ordinary Language Philosophy

As the natural sciences developed and branched off from philosophy, philosophers faced the question: What is left for philosophy to do? This crisis led philosophers in the positivist and ordinary language traditions to reexamine the role of philosophy, the boundaries between the meaningful and the nonsensical, and the possibility of metaphysics. In this class, we will study the motivations, methods, and results of each approach, as well as examining prominent criticisms raised against them.

Instructor

Thomasson

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:W

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