PY430:   Topics in Analytic Philosophy

(Mind, Meaning and Language)

Spring 2013

 

 

Module Description

 

 

Core Readings

(please report broken links to the Instructor)

 

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Carnap, R., “The Old and the New Logic”

Rudolph Carnap, "The Old and the New Logic"; Erkenntnis I (1930-31);

reprint in Ayer, (ed.), Logical Positivism (New York: Free Press, 1959), pp. 133-146.

The full text of this article can be accessed here.

 

 

 

Quine, W.V.O, “Two Dogmas of Empiricism”

The Philosophical Review 60 (1951): 20-43.

Reprinted in W.V.O. Quine, From a Logical Point of View

(Harvard University Press, 1953; second, revised, edition 1961)

A version of the full text is posted online here and (in an odd version) here.

But your best bet is to access the original paper in the Phil Rev through

the University Library’s subscription to JSTOR

 

 

 

Quine, W.V.O, “Ontological Relativity”

The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 65, No. 7. ( Apr. 4, 1968), pp. 185-21,

Reprinted in Ontological Relativity and Other Essays

(New York: Columbia University Press, 1969), pp 26-68.

A version of the full text is posted online here and here.

But your best bet is to access the original paper in JPhil through

the University Library’s subscription to JSTOR

 

 

 

Kripke, S., Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Languages

(Cambridge, Mass:  Harvard University Press, 1982)

The whole text of Kripke’s book is posted online here,

but you are far better off buying it from The Wivenhoe Bookshop.

 

 

 

Grice, P., “Meaning”

Philosophical Review 66:3 (1957), 377-388.

The whole text can be accessed online here or here.

or you can access the contents of this journal through

the University Library’s subscription to JSTOR

 

 

 

Putnam, H., “The Meaning of ‘Meaning’”

in K. Gunderson (ed.), Language, Mind, and Knowledge,

(Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1975), pp. 131-193;

reprinted in H. Putnam, Mind, Language, and Reality: Philosophical Papers, Volume II

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975, pp. 239-297.

The full text of Putnam’s article can be accessed here and here.

 

 

 

Burge, T., “Individualism and the Mental”

Midwest Studies In Philosophy 4:1 (1979), 73–121

Reprinted in T Burge, Foundations of Mind: Philosophical Essays Volume 2

 (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2007), pp 100-150.

The whole of this book can be accessed here.

 

 

 

Davidson, D., “Three Varieties of Knowledge”

Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement Vol. 30 (1991), 153 -166.

You can access the contents of this journal through

the University Library’s subscription to CJO

 

Writing Assignments:

 

Updated writing assignments and due dates are provided on the Module Description