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Meaning and Understanding

Enrolment code: HPA245/345

Offered: not offered in 2003

Unit description:

Questions of meaning and understanding have been central to philosophical thinking in the European as well as Anglo-American traditions for much of the past hundred years. This unit provides an introduction to some of the range of problems at issue here as well as highlighting the work of some of the most important philosophers of recent times from Heidegger and Gadamer through to Frege, Wittgenstein, Davidson and Quine. Central topics addressed include the nature of meaning, the nature and role of truth, the role of conventions in linguistic understanding, the relation between language and thought, and problems of understanding both within and across cultures.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 5 hrs fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 Arts (exemptions with the permission of the HoS)  
Mutual exclusions HHP221/321, HPA231/331  
Assessment mode 2,000-word essay (40%), 3-hr exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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