Phil 335 — 20th Century Analytic Philosophy Fall 2012 – Prof. Kevin C. Klement (Please call me “Kevin.

”) Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:25–2:15pm in 206 Bartlett Course description: Analytic philosophy is a movement in, and style of, philosophy that began in Britain and America in the early 20th century, and continues to dominate academic philosophy in the English-speaking world. In this course, we examine some of the most important works of this movement. The topics we’ll cover include philosophical analysis, logical form, logical atomism, logical positivism and “the linguistic turn” in philosophy. Contact info: My office is 358 Bartlett Hall. My office phone is 545-5784. My office hours are Mondays 2:30–3:30pm, Wednesdays 12:15–1:15pm and by appt. You may also e-mail me at Webpages: We have a homepage at but most content is on our Moodle page: 49. Texts: These are available at the Textbook annex; electronic copies are also on Moodle. • A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic (Dover 1952). • Saul Kripke, Naming and Necessity (Harvard Univ. Press 1982). • Bertrand Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism (Open Court 1985). • Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations (rev. 4th ed., Wiley–Blackwell 2009). Course requirements: Your final grade is based on the following: (1) in-class participation (worth up to 50/600 pts.), (2) four take-home exams (worth up to 100 pts. each/600), and (3) regular quizzes (worth up to 150/600 pts., curved). Exams: You will be given four take-home exams, one for each major work we will be reading. These will be in essay format: in effect, you will be writing several short papers. For some exams, I may ask you to write one long (5–6 page) essay, and for others I may ask you to write two or more shorter (e.g., 2–3 page) essays. You will usually have a choice of topics or questions to answer, depending on the exam. The exams will be handed out approximately two weeks ahead of their due dates, which are listed tentatively on the reverse side. Exams must be submitted electronically through Moodle. As a condition of continued enrollment in this course, you agree to submit all exams to the Turnitin service for textual comparison or originality review for the detection of possible plagiarism. All submitted assignments will be included in the UMass Amherst dedicated database of assignments at Turnitin and will be used solely for the purpose of checking for possible plagiarism during the grading process and during this term and in the future. Quizzes: Just about every week, I will be giving a short 5–10 minute quiz on the material covered since the previous quiz. These quizzes may require you to provide one or two short essays (4–5 sentences), including defining terms, clarifying arguments, and explaining/discussing main philosophical theses, or may consist of multiple choice questions covering the philosophical views or texts in the assigned reading for that class session. Participation: You are expected to attend class regularly and participate by asking questions, and raising points for discussion.

No class. recap EXAM 4 DUE by 5pm on Sat. Language. 22–47). The Philosophy of Logical Atomism. start of lecture II (pp. VI (pp. IV (pp. Lecture VIII (pp. Chap. Chap. Lecture II (pp. 102–120) Ayer. III (pp. Ayer. §§89–142 Wittgenstein. 71–91) Kripke. end of lecture I (pp. Truth and Logic. Philosophical Investigations. end of lecture III (pp. EXAM 2 DUE Wittgenstein. Naming and Necessity. 93–108) Russell. §§22–37 Wittgenstein. Wittgenstein. Naming and Necessity. §§143–242 Wittgenstein. The Philosophy of Logical Atomism. 47–70) Thanksgiving break. 87–102) Ayer. 133–153) Ayer. Date W Sept 5 F Sept 7 M Sept 10 W Sept 12* F Sept 14 M Sept 17 W Sept 19 F Sept 21* M Sept 24 W Sept 26 F Sept 28* M Oct 1 W Oct 3 F Oct 5 M Oct 8 Tu Oct 9* W Oct 10 F Oct 12 M Oct 15* W Oct 17 F Oct 19 M Oct 22* W Oct 24 F Oct 26 M Oct 29 W Oct 31 F Nov 2* M Nov 5 W Nov 7 F Nov 9* M Nov 12 W Nov 14 F Nov 16 M Nov 19 W Nov 21 F Nov 23 M Nov 26* W Nov 28 F Nov 30 M Dec 3* W Dec 5 F Dec 7 FINALS Material Covered Course introduction Background lectures Background lectures Russell. 65–79) Russell. end of lecture II (pp. 123–140) Russell. Kripke. VII (pp. 91–105) Kripke. Chap. 71–87) Ayer. 15th . recap Transition lecture: The early and later Wittgenstein Wittgenstein. Language. Truth and Logic. Language. Dec. Philosophical Investigations. Naming and Necessity. Chap. II (pp. Chap. Class moved to Tuesday. Chap. The Philosophy of Logical Atomism. Chap. The Philosophy of Logical Atomism. The Philosophy of Logical Atomism. Language.. Lecture VII (pp. recap Transition lecture: Late 20th Century Analytic Philosophy Kripke. Philosophical Investigations. 79–93) Russell. Naming and Necessity. 120–133) Ayer. Truth and Logic. Lecture I (pp. Truth and Logic. 59–71) Ayer. start of lecture I (pp. Philosophical Investigations. 106–126) Kripke. Language. §§1–21. Naming and Necessity. Naming and Necessity. EXAM 3 DUE Kripke. EXAM 1 DUE Columbus day. The Philosophy of Logical Atomism. Lecture IV (pp. recap Transition lecture: Logical Positivism Ayer. 109–123) Russell. The Philosophy of Logical Atomism. 49–85) Russell. §§243–317 Veteran’s day. Philosophical Investigations. No class. Language. Truth and Logic. Naming and Necessity. Lecture VI (pp. Chap. middle of lecture III (pp. 141-155) Russell. §§38–88 Wittgenstein. 33–45). Lecture V (pp. Language. 46–59) Ayer. Truth and Logic. 140–155) Kripke. I (pp. Philosophical Investigations. Language. Naming and Necessity. Truth and Logic. V (pp. Truth and Logic. The Philosophy of Logical Atomism.Reading Schedule (Subject to change!) Note: Asterisks ‘*’ mark likely quiz dates. start of lecture III (pp. Language. Truth and Logic. 35–49) Russell. Philosophical Investigations. 126–140) Kripke. Lecture III (pp. VIII (pp. The Philosophy of Logical Atomism.

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