PHILOSOPHY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY:FROM RUSSELL VS BERGSON TO DERRIDA VS SEARLE

PHI3TCP

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to some of the major philosophers, and the problems they were concerned with, in the twentieth century. Although the content will vary from year to year, the focus will be upon equipping students with an understanding of major aspects of what has come to be called 'analytic' and 'continental' philosophy, as well as of the methodological and topical similarities and differences between them. Within the former, major philosophers and themes to be studied might include Russell, Wittgenstein, Quine, Popper, Logical Positivism, and Conceptual Analysis. Within the latter, consideration will be given to some of Husserl, Bergson, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and Levinas. We will also dramatise some of the points of contention in the polemical debates between Russell and Bergson, Heidegger and Carnap, Popper and the Marxist tradition, and Derrida and Searle.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRicky Sebold

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 1 subject from PHI1PPR, PHI1GPI, PHI1CRT or PHI1BAP. All other students require coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMark Kelly

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Class assignments (equivalent to 1000 words)10
Essay, 3000 words40
Essay, 3000 words40
Oral talk (equivalent to 1000 words)10