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Lesson 2 - 20th Century Phil (229) Tuesday, January 15 (2nd...

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20 th  Century Phil (229) Tuesday, January 15 (2 nd  Lecture) Outline: 1. History of Thinkers and History of Ideas 1a. Broadly Speaking 1b. Dummett 1c. Some problems 2. The Linguistic Turn 2a. What’s distinctive of analytic philosophy? 2b. Frege: Hesperus and Phosphorus, Sense and Reference 2c. Why Frege was doing what’s distinctive of analytic philosophy. 3. Russell’s Logical Atomism 1. History of Thinkers and History of Ideas 1a. Broadly Speaking Some distinctive features:     Aim of argumentative clarity and precision     Aim to clarify thought     Often concerned with abstract topics     Draw freely on the tools of logic     Often identify, professionally and intellectually, more closely with the sciences and  mathematics,          than with the humanities     Deny specifically philosophical truths     Reject Sweeping systems in favor of close attention to details     Analysis of Language Contrasted With:     Continental Philosophy— sometimes  distinguished by its style (more literary, less  analytical, less reliance on formal logic), its concerns (more interested in actual political and  cultural issues and, loosely speaking, the human situation and its "meaning"), and some of its 
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