WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2006-2007       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
CS92PROD
The Later Philosophy of Wittgenstein
PHIL 320
Spring 2007 not offered

The later writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein are obscure and fascinating. His philosophy has generated conversion of an almost religious order. The converted find Wittgenstein to have overturned traditional philosophy, if not philosophy altogether. Yet no Wittgensteinian has provided an argument that is both clear and compelling for this claim. It is not surprising, then, that Wittgensteinianism is considered esoteric and exclusive. This seminar will investigate the sense in which Wittgenstein's work constitutes a criticism of traditional philosophy. By examining a range of themes in TRACTATUS LOGICO-PHILOSOPHICUS--we will assess the temptation to discover in Wittgenstein's texts an esoteric doctrine.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PHIL202 AND PHIL289
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)

Last Updated on AUG-24-2019
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459