Units of study

PHIL2600 - Twentieth Century Philosophy

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr 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


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