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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 Stationclassic 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

Teaching schedule:

Weeks 3-9, Tuesdays 16-18, room D340

Exams: None

Course material: 

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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