- Code PHIL2016
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Philosophy
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Philosophy
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Philosophy
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
In this course, we will cover some of the main themes in the philosophy of language. We shall look at the topics of sense and reference, definite descriptions, proper names, metaphor, and belief. We shall examine the views of leading philosophers of language of the past 100 years (Frege, Quine, Kripke and Davidson).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain some major issues in the Philosophy of Language;
- express and expound views and pre-suppositions clearly and lucidly;
- understand and critically evaluate theories, arguments and pre-suppositions in the Philosophy of Language; and
- analyse and critically evaluate arguments rigorously.
Indicative AssessmentEssays, 2x2500 words each (45% each for a total of 90%) Learning outcomes 1-4
Tutorial participation (10%) Learning outcomes 1-4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 11 hours of tutorials and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading, and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsLycan, W. Philosophy of Language (Routledge)
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