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Courses / Modules / PHIL3037 Wittgenstein


When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Genia Schoenbaumsfeld
Academic year

Module overview

Wittgenstein is the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. He offers a sustained critique of many of the most common assumptions underlying much contemporary philosophy of mind and language. He explores, among other things, the questions of how meaning and rule-following are possible, whether I can know even those things that are normally taken for granted – such as that I have hands – and whether there can be such a thing as a 'private language'. This module aims to introduce you to some of the central ideas in Wittgenstein's philosophical writings.

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