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PHL2120

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Karen Green

Synopsis

The unit will concentrate on two major approaches to the study of language. The structuralist approach which can be traced back to Saussure, and the referential realist approach which can be traced back to Aristotle. It will begin with an introduction to structuralism and the idea that language structures reality. It will move on to the referential semantics introduced by Aristotle and further developed by Frege. Various views concerning truth will be discussed including the view that truth is correspondence with reality and the contrasting position that truth is related to power. www.arts.monash.edu.au/phil/undergraduate/lateryear.html

Assessment

Written work: 60% (2500 words)
Exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Karen Green

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Philosophy
Comparative literature and cultural studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in philosophy or comparative literature, cultural studies and critical theory or linguistics

Prohibitions

CLS2120