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ASP326 - Language and Reality

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:G Duke
Incompatible with: ASP226
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

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

On campus:
two essays of 2000 words each 40% each, tutorial program 20%

Off campus:
two essays 2000 words each 40% each, online program 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$733$2245$2364

* 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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