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PHIL2600 - Twentieth Century Philosophy

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael McDermott

Description

Main developments in philosophical thought in the twentieth century. Topics include: logical atomism; logical positivism and its attack on metaphysics; conceptual analysis; Quine, holism, behaviourism, and the overthrow of positivism; the resurgence of metaphysics; functionalism in the philosophy of mind; modal realism. Essential background for understanding how philosophy is done today in English-speaking countries.

Assessments

tutorial participation (10%), 1x2500 word essay (40%) and 1x2 hour exam (50%)

Textbooks

Ayer AJ. Language, Truth and Logic. London. Penguin 2001
Readings will be available from the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2000

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