PHIL210 - Language, Meaning and Truth
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Philosophy
Teaching Organisation This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
Over the last century, problems concerning the connections between and among thinking, concepts, language, meaning, truth and reality have loomed large in philosophical concerns and debates. This unit focuses on a variety of issues and schools of thought in the philosophy of language, and considers the importance of the 'linguistic turn' for a range of traditional philosophical questions.