• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Areas of interest Philosophy

In this course, we shall look at the rise of analytic philosophy, in correct historical sequence, beginning with Moore, Russell and the early Wittgenstein.  We then explore the empiricism of A J Ayer and W V O Quine.  Our guide through this terrain will be S Soames Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century Vol 1 (Princeton University Press 2003).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse the central ideas of the founders of analytic philosophy: Moore, Russell and Wittgenstein.
  2. Critically evaluate the problems which ultimately undermined the atomisms of Russell and Wittgenstein.
  3. Appreciate the radical ideas in the philosophies of Ayer and Quine, and their enduring influence.
  4. Think about what they have learnt as it relates to the themes of the course.

Indicative Assessment

Two x 2000 word essays (45% each, 90% total) [Assesses Learning Outcomes 1 - 3]

Tutorial participation (10%) [Assesses Learning Outcomes 1 - 4]

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Workload

1.5 hours per week lecture.

1 hour per week tutorial.

7.5 hours per week private study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 Units of Philosophy (PHIL) Courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed PHIL2096 or PHIL2077.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4757 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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