Following up the previous post, here is the list of lectures that I gave here in Taiwan, with the readings for each lecture. I had 22 sessions, with an hour and a half per session, but pressed into four weeks. I ended up with only 18 lectures, with some sessions having more reading than others. An introductory course in deductive logic was presupposed.
1 What is analytic philosophy? What is the history of analytic
Glock, What is Analytic Philosophy?, pp. 21-48.
2 Kant and Mill
(i) Kant, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (1783), Preamble
and First Part. (ii) Mill, A System of Logic (1843), Book I, Ch. 3, sections 6-9, Ch. 5 & Book II, Ch. 6.
3 Frege, Foundations: Project & Critical Phase
Foundations, Introduction, sections 1-44
4 Frege, Foundations: Constructive Phase
Foundations, sections 45-69
5 Frege, Foundations: Implications
Foundations, sections 70-109
6 Frege, Two later papers
"Sense and Reference", "The Thought"
7 Moore and Russell
Moore, "Refutation of Idealism"
8 Russell on Denoting
Russell, "On Denoting"
9 Russell, Problems: Perception
Problems of Philosophy, ch. 1-4
10 Russell, Problems: Universals
Problems of Philosophy, ch. 5-10
11 Russell, Problems: Judgment
Problems of Philosophy, ch. 11-15
12 Wittgenstein, Tractatus: Metaphysics
13 Wittgenstein, Tractatus: Picturing
14 Wittgenstein, Tractatus: Logic
15 Wittgenstein, Tractatus: Nonsense
16 The Vienna Circle
Neurath, Carnap, Hahn, "The Scientific World Conception: The Vienna Circle", Schlick, "The Turning Point in Philosophy", Carnap, "Elimination
17 Protocol Sentences
Neurath, "Physicalism", "Protocol Sentences", Carnap, "Protocol
18 Carnap & Quine
Carnap, "Empiricism, Semantics and Ontology", Quine, "Two Dog-
mas of Empiricism"
Ideally there would be two more lectures: (i) one after 17 filling out the second phase of the protocol sentence debate with Schlick's "Foundation of Knowledge" and some later Neurath papers "Radical Physicalism and the 'Real World'" and "Unity of Science as a Task" and (ii) a final lecture bringing together some of the lessons for the history of analytic philosophy and noting some later developments with Quine and post-Quine. While this is a lot for one semester, for fifteen weeks I think it is a good balance of coverage of material and detailed discussion.