Units of study

For a full list of units of study offered in the major please see the Undergraduate Handbook

List of 2017 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


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney