dal 28 Gennaio 2019 al 02 Febbraio 2019. , GENOVA- Aula seminari, via Balbi 30
Categoria: Curriculum Episteme, Curriculum History

Via Balbi 30 – seminar room January 28 – February 2:
January 28: 14.00-18.00
All other days: 11-18 (provisional)

Method: send two questions for each author to the teachers 15 days before beginning.

  1. Seminar on Frege (January 28-29) (Carlo Penco)
  2. Seminar on Russell (January 29-30) (Guido Bonino)
  3. Seminar on Wittgenstein (January 31-February 2) (Diego Marconi)

Readings:

Frege

The Thought (Der Gedanke) [Text in .PDF]

General readings: Kenny, Frege (Blackwell – tr.it. Einaudi) Penco, Frege, Carocci.
Specific Reading: John Perry, “Frege’s Detour” (section 8 and 9) [here a  private copy in .pdf. – please do not spread around]

Further suggestions. On Frege and indexicals:

Russell

– On the Nature of Truth and Falsehood
– Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description
– The Problems of Philosophy,  5, 9, 12 (tr.it. Feltrinelli);
Suggested:
– The Philosophy of Logical Atomism,  1, 2, 4, 6 (Italian Translation:  Einaudi)
One of these three texts might help:
– G. Makin, The Metaphysicians of Meaning, I-III;
– P. Hylton, Russell, Idealism and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy, cap. V o cap. VI;
– G. Bonino, The Arrow and the Point, I, 1-2; II, 1-3
(for a general introduction; Di Francesco, Introduzione a Russell, Laterza)

Wittgenstein

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus – Text:http://people.umass.edu/klement/tlp/

Topics:

  • Form and Logical Form: 2.022-2.02331; 2.03-2.034; 2.16-2.2; 4.012-4.0141; 4.12-4.1212.
  • Analysys and Thoughts: [2.18-2.2] 3, 3.2-3.201 [3.202-3.24], 3.25, 3.325; 3.323-3.325.
  • Meaning and Truth: 2.221-2.225[1], 3.3-3.31; 3.5; 4; 4.016-4.024; 4.026-4.0312; 4.05-4.06; 4.1[2]; 4.2, 4.25-4.41; 4.463.
  • beyond Truth-fuctionality: Identity  (4.241-4.243; 5.53-5.534), Propositional Attitudes (5.54-5.5422), causal sentences (5.133-5.1361).

[1] Beware! In these paragraphs “represents” (darstellt) should be read as “presents”, NOT as “pictures”.

[2] Ditto.

Suggested Readings:

  • P.Frascolla, Il Tractatus logico-philosophicus di Wittgenstein, Carocci;
  • A.Kenny, Wittgenstein, Penguin (trr. it Bollati Boringhieri);
  • H.O. Mounce, Wittgenstein’s Tractatus, An Introduction, Chicago U.P.  (tr. it.  Marietti);
  • Marconi, Il Tractatus, in Guida a Wittgenstein, Laterza.

Very useful to begin: S. Soleri, Note al Tractatus di Wittgenstein, Bibliopolis [pdf on demand].