Analytic Philosophy in the 20th Century
Analytic philosophy held a dominant position in English speaking philosophy throughout the 20th century, and into our own days. Since World War II, it has also been the most influential school of philosophy in the Scandinavian countries. Analytic philosophy of the 20th century was marked by a close proximity to the natural sciences, and it placed high value on formal analysis and empirical methods. The course gives an overview of the development of analytic philosophy, from the days of Gottlob Frege to our own times. Special emphasis is placed on the reading of and reflection upon original texts of the philosophers treated in the course.