PHIL417 Analytical Philosophy (3 semester hours)

This course is designed to introduce students to the foundations and building blocks of philosophy in the analytical tradition. Focusing on a combination of topical and chronological, students will learn about the development of a school of thinking occurring in primarily anglophone countries, as opposed to primarily non-anglophone, Continental Philosophy. Specifically, starting with individuals such as Carnap, Russell and Wittgenstein, the course covers the development of analytical philosophies of language, metaphysics, epistemology, mind, ethics, and personal identity. The class culminates by examining a few recent developments including experimental philosophy and neuroexistentialism.