|| Wittgenstein's Philosophy
|| Péter Mekis
|| BBN-FIL-236.83, BBN-FIL-402.83,
|| Tuesday 16:00-17:30
|| There are no prerequisites for this course.
|| This is a reading seminar.
We will focus on Wirtgenstein's philosophy of language,
and read parts of the Tractatus
and the Philosophical Investigations.
The key topics to discuss will be
We will discuss each of these topics in two sessions.
- the picture theory of language;
- the ineffability of semantics;
- the concept of language game;
- the theory of meaning as use;
- the problem of following a rule;
- the possibility of a private language.
- Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
Translated by D. Pears and B. McGuinness.
- Philosophical Investigations .
Translated by M. Anscombe.
...and many other possible titles, according to Student demand!
- H-J. Glock,
A Wittgenstein Dictionary.
- D. Pears,
- Hallett, G.,
A Companion to Wittgenstein's 'Philosophical Investigations'.
Cornell UP, 1977.
- Stenius, E.,