Summer 2018 - PHIL 357 D100

Topics in the History of Philosophy (3)

Early Analytic Philosophy

Class Number: 4621

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SECB 1012, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent), 150, or 151.



May be repeated for credit.


Selected Topics: Early Analytic Philosophy
: one of PHIL 100W, 150, or 151. PHIL 110 or 210 highly recommended by instructor.
The class runs from May 9 to June 22 (intersession), with two meetings a week.

This course will be an in-depth study of some important texts by the founders of Analytic Philosophy: Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein.


  • Short Paper - This short paper will require close reading and analysis of a passage from one of our primary texts. I’ll send out a list of passages, along with more detailed instructions, well before the paper is due. The paper must be no longer than 1000 words. Submit these papers in class on the due date. 25%
  • Long Paper - You will be required to write a long paper (approx. 2000 words). Students should select topics well before the paper is due, and should do so in consultation with the instructor. Submit these papers in class.Due date: last class of the term. 65%
  • Attendance and Participation - Discussion and general participation are essential components of any philosophy class. You’ll be graded both on attendance and on active participation. 10%



All readings will be made available on Canvas.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Thinking of a Philosophy Major or Minor? The Concentration in Law and Philosophy? The Certificate in Ethics? The Philosophy and Methodology of Science Certificate?
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