Philosophy & Biography: Wittgenstein (PHI4105.01)

Paul Voice

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 fictionalized biographies of Wittgenstein’s life as well as viewing Derek Jarman’s film on the life of Wittgenstein. We will examine the connection between Wittgenstien’s life and his philosophy.

Prerequisites: At least one previous course in philosophy.
Credits: 4
W 2:10pm-6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, Philosophy, Paul Voice.