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PHL 3300 - A Critique of Worldmaking (3)

When Offered: Spring
GEN ED: Junior Writing in the Discipline (WID)
This course studies the major developments in recent analytic philosophy which have led to a radical challenge to common sense, Nelson’s Goodman’s Critique of Worldmaking. The basic principle is that worlds are made by making world-versions. The critique is a comparative study of world-versions and their making. We assess how well such a critique has advanced analytic philosophy. Our readings may be drawn from philosophers such as: Ayer, Carnap, Wittgenstein, Dewey, James, Goodman, Quine, Kuhn, and Rorty.
Prerequisite: R C 2001  or its equivalent.