units

ATS3879

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhilosophy
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Assoc.Prof Karen Green

Notes

Previously coded PHL3590

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)

Contact hours

2 hour (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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

Prerequisites

Two second-year Philosophy units - ATS2866 and ATS2840 are strongly recommended.

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