Philosophy and Biography: Wittgenstein (PHI4105.01)

Paul Voice
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Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most influential and important of twentieth century philosophers and one of its most enigmatic characters.  In this course you will read two of Wittgenstein’s central works, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations.  We will arrive at a detailed understanding of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, its themes, arguments and development.  Alongside this philosophical journey you will read various biographies, memoirs, and biographies of Wittgenstein’s life as well as viewing Derek Jarman’s film on the life of Wittgenstein.  We will examine the connection between Wittgenstein’s life and his philosophy.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 6:00pm (new time; updated 4/28)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Four Credit, Paul Voice, Philosophy, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons, Updates.