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Meaning and Interpretation (PHL317)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit deals with central themes in contemporary philosophy of language, in both the analytic and phenomenological traditions. Questions addressed include: How do we make 'sense' of the world? How do we understand others? What counts as a language? Is 'language' necessary to make the world 'meaningful' for us? Can we think without words? What is the relation between thinking, talking and hearing? What is the relation between language and reality? Is it possible to understand what someone else says?
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; Tutorial: 1.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Minors Philosophy
Social, Cultural and Literary Theory
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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