Studies in Religion and Philosophy: Wittgenstein

Subject associations
REL 507
Fall 2019
Gabriel M. Citron
Registrar description

This course aims to take seriously Ludwig Wittgenstein's claim that his chief contribution was methodological, by seeking to elucidate - and to give practical facility with - his most important later tools, moves, and methods for clarifying our concepts and disentangling our confusions. To do this we must study a range of Wittgenstein's later works, and get to grips with such widely used (and misused) Wittgensteinian terms of art as 'language game', 'form of life', and 'surface/depth grammar'. Most importantly, the course involves practice in actually applying these tools and methods to our own research problems (philosophical or otherwise).