Courses: Wittgenstein (GERMB329001)

Fall 2011

Class Number: 2755
Wittgenstein is notable for developing two philosophical systems. In the first, he attempted to show that there is a single common structure underlying all language, thought and being. In the second, he denied the idea of such a structure and claimed that the job of philosophy was to free philosophers from bewitchments due to misunderstandings of ordinary concepts in language. The course begins by sketching the first system. We then turn to his rejection of the earlier ideas as outlined in Philosophical Investigations and On Certainty. We also examine contemporary interpretations of Wittgenstein’s later work.
Div: III Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Cross listed with PHIL-B329.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 2755 Div: III ; HU


German (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, CARP25

Meeting Times

M 1:00pm-4:00pm