Proseminar in Philosophy I >> Content Detail



Weekly assigned questions on the reading are discussed in class and listed in the table below. A short essay (3-4 pages) of one question is due the following week. A 10 page final paper is due at the end of term.

2''Boston'' Designates ''Boston'': Quasi-quotation and such

Frege: Foundations of Arithmetic (1884)
3-5Frege: Foundations of Arithmetic (continued) (1884)(PDF)
6-7Frege: "Function and Concept" (1891)

Frege: "On Concept and Object" (1892)
8Frege: "On Sense and Reference" (1892)(PDF)
9Frege: "The Thought: a Logical Enquiry" (1918)(PDF)
10-11Russell: "On Denoting" (1905)

Russell: "The Philosophy of Logical Atomism" (1918)
12Russell: The Problems of Philosophy (1912)(PDF)
13-15Wittgenstein: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921)Part 1 (PDF)
Part 2 (PDF)
16Moore: Principia Ethica (1903)(PDF)
17-19Moore: "The Refutation of Idealism" (1903)

Moore: "A Defence of Common Sense" (1925)

Moore: "External and Internal Relations" (1919)
20Wittgenstein: The Blue and Brown Books (1934)(PDF)
21-22Ayer: Language, Truth, and Logic (1936)

Tarski: "The Concept of Truth in Formalized Languages" (1935)
23-25Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations (1953)(PDF)
26Austin: Sense and Sensibilia (1962)

Ayer: Foundations of Empirical Knowledge (excerpt) (1940)




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