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PHL3590

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)Rohan French

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to some major themes in recent philosophy of language and mind. Among the topics to be covered are: theories of reference and truth; theories of meaning; and theories of performative utterances. These topics have come to be of central concern in contemporary analytical philosophy and are often crucial in modern debates in fields as diverse as ethics, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. One aim of this unit is to provide essential background for students intending to go on in philosophy. For further information see: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/philosophy/ugrad/units

Assessment

Written work: 100% (4500 words) - One written piece may be replaced by a 2 hour Exam (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Rohan French

Contact hours

2 hour (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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

Philosophy

Prerequisites

Two second-year Philosophy units - PHL2170 and PHL2650 are strongly recommended.

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/philosophy/ugrad/units/phl3590.php