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Unit details

ASP326 - Language and Reality

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Reynolds
Prerequisite:

Must have passed at least one ASP-coded level 2 unit

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: ASP226
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

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%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2394$2521

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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