- Code PHIL2100
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Philosophy
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Philosophy
- Areas of interest Philosophy
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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).
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:
- analyse the central ideas of the founders of analytic philosophy: Moore, Russell and Wittgenstein;
- critically evaluate the problems which ultimately undermined the atomisms of Russell and Wittgenstein;
- appreciate the radical ideas in the philosophies of Ayer and Quine, and their enduring influence; and
- think about what they have learnt as it relates to the themes of the course.
Indicative AssessmentEssay, 2000 words (45%) Learning Outcomes 1-3
Essay, 2000 words (45%) Learning Outcomes 1-3
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
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading, and writing.
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