Title: The History of the Semantic Tradition, spring 2016 (first period only) 3 cr
Teacher: Juliette Kennedy
Course Description: Why and how did the concept of meaning emerge in the analytic tradition? We will read together
Alberto J. Coffa's book The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna Station, a classic of analytic philosophy
that traces the emergence of semantics from its origins in Kantian philosophy, through the writings of Bolzano, Frege, and Carnap.
*****WE MEET NEXT ON TUESDAY APRIL 5, 16-18 in room D340***** WE WILL DISCUSS CHAPTERS 8 AND 13, ON WITTGENSTEIN
Weeks 3-9, Tuesdays 16-18, room D340
The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna Station by Alberto J. Coffa, 1993, Cambridge University Press.
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Assignments: The course grade is based on participation in the course. To that end, students may present a chapter of the book, either in part or in whole.
Assignment 1, for January 19: Helpful but not required to read chapter 1.
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