Course Delivery

Students will be able to complete the course asynchronously, but will be asked to participate if they can in some synchronous elements that will be scheduled Wednesday 17:35-18:25.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is one of the most renowned philosophers of the twentieth century. His extraordinary influence is the result of his teaching small groups of dedicated students. Published for the most part posthumously, his writings, too, have made him a philosopher’s philosopher. Nevertheless, his influence has extended well beyond the questions about the foundations of logic and language which preoccupied him. This course will explore some of the broader implications of his work, touching on music, art and architecture, on anthropology and psychology, and on ethics and religion, as well as on his central contributions to the philosophy of language and mind.