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Phil 335 20th Century Analytic Philosophy Fall 2012 Prof. Kevin C. Klement (Please call me Kevin.) Mon.

n., Wed., Fri. 1:252:15pm 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 well cover include philosophical analysis, logical form, logical atomism, logical positivism and the linguistic turn in philosophy. Contact info: My ofce is 358 Bartlett Hall. My ofce phone is 545-5784. My ofce hours are Mondays 2:303:30pm, Wednesdays 12:151:15pm and by appt. You may also e-mail me at klement@philos.umass.edu. Webpages: We have a homepage at http://courses.umass.edu/phil335/ but most content is on our Moodle page: https://moodle.umass.edu/course/view.php?id=2 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., WileyBlackwell 2009). Course requirements: Your nal 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 (56 page) essay, and for others I may ask you to write two or more shorter (e.g., 23 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 510 minute quiz on the material covered since the previous quiz. These quizzes may require you to provide one or two short essays (45 sentences), including dening 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.

Reading Schedule (Subject to change!)


Note: Asterisks * mark likely quiz dates.
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, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Lecture I (pp. 3549) Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Lecture II (pp. 4985) Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Lecture III (pp. 6579) Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Lecture IV (pp. 7993) Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Lecture V (pp. 93108) Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Lecture VI (pp. 109123) Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Lecture VII (pp. 123140) Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Lecture VIII (pp. 141-155) Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, recap Transition lecture: Logical Positivism Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Chap. I (pp. 3345); EXAM 1 DUE Columbus day. Class moved to Tuesday. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Chap. II (pp. 4659) Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Chap. III (pp. 5971) Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Chap. IV (pp. 7187) Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Chap. V (pp. 87102) Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Chap. VI (pp. 102120) Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Chap. VII (pp. 120133) Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Chap. VIII (pp. 133153) Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, recap Transition lecture: The early and later Wittgenstein Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, 121; EXAM 2 DUE Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, 2237 Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, 3888 Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, 89142 Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, 143242 Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, 243317 Veterans day. No class. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, recap Transition lecture: Late 20th Century Analytic Philosophy Kripke, Naming and Necessity, start of lecture I (pp. 2247); EXAM 3 DUE Kripke, Naming and Necessity, end of lecture I (pp. 4770) Thanksgiving break. No class. Kripke, Naming and Necessity, start of lecture II (pp. 7191) Kripke, Naming and Necessity, end of lecture II (pp. 91105) Kripke, Naming and Necessity, start of lecture III (pp. 106126) Kripke, Naming and Necessity, middle of lecture III (pp. 126140) Kripke, Naming and Necessity, end of lecture III (pp. 140155) Kripke, Naming and Necessity, recap EXAM 4 DUE by 5pm on Sat., Dec. 15th