The topics for paper #1 are now available on the Paper topics page. Paper #1 is due Tuesday, 3/3 at 2:30pm.
The review sheet for exam #1 is now available on the Exams page, (As announced, exam #1 will be given in class on Monday 2/24.)
As announced in class, exam #1 will be given in class on Monday 2/24. The review sheet will but available on the Exams page by Wednesday 2/19.
The ToW #1 responses are now available here.
Starting on Wed 1/29 we will meet in SS 131; that will be our classroom for the rest of the semester.
Thought-of-the-week #1 is due 8am Wed 1/29. See the ToWs page for the topics and instructions.
A preliminary syllabus for the course is here. I expect some minor changes in readings and the like, but not in the course requirments.
Course Description: A survey of the history of Western philosophy during the 20th century. The course will start with the beginnings of the linguistic turn in Anglo-American philosophy; follow its development into the analytic philosophy that dominated the middle of the 20th century; examine commonalities and contrasts between this analytic movement and the largely phenomenological tradition that developed in Europe during the same period; and explore some of the changes in philosophical outlook that came with the latter-20th-century turn away from analyticity. Topics will include meaning and its analysis, the separation of the philosophical and the empirical sciences, the divide between the analytic and phenomenological movements, and the emergence of contemporary philosophy of language, science, and mind.
If you have questions please e-mail me at rmcclamrock at albany dot edu.