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PHIL2600 - Twentieth Century Philosophy
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Michael McDermott
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.
tutorial participation (10%), 1x2500wd essay (40%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
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