ASP326 - Language and Reality
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Unit chair:||J Reynolds|
Must have passed at least one ASP-coded level 2 unit
Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
What is meaning? How does language "hook onto" the world? What is the connection between language and truth? Can we ever really know what someone else's words mean? In addressing these questions this unit will explore some influential theories about language developed in twentieth century analytic philosophy, paying particular attention to theories of reference and meaning. Focusing on key figures such as Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Quine, Heidegger, Gadamer and Habermas this unit will critically examine philosophy's contribution to the understanding of language and communication.
Seminar/online program (600 words approx) (15%)
Essay plan and literature review (1,000 words) (25%)
Essay of 2,400 words at end of trimester (60%)
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All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
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