PHILO534

The Philosophy of Language

This paper deepens the students understanding of central topics in the philosophy of language. These include: the nature of linguistic meaning, the relation of meaning to truth and reference, what it is to know a language, the relation of language to thought, pragmatic aspects of linguistic communication, and scepticism about linguistic meaning. We'll read a number of texts in the field, including work by Gottlob Frege, Jennifer Hornsby, Rae Langton, Bertrand Russell, Jason Stanley, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, as well as some more recent sources.

This paper deepens the students understanding of central topics in the philosophy of language. These include: the nature of linguistic meaning, the relation of meaning to truth and reference, what it is to know a language, the relation of language to thought, pragmatic aspects of linguistic communication, and scepticism about linguistic meaning. We'll read a number of texts in the field, including work by Gottlob Frege, Jennifer Hornsby, Rae Langton, Bertrand Russell, Jason Stanley, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, as well as some more recent sources.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): At least 30 points in Philosophy papers at 200-level or above or approval from the Philosophy Programme's Graduate Advisor.
Internal assessment / examination: 100:0
Restriction(s): PHIL522, PHIL534

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
22A (HAM)A Trimester : 7 Mar 2022 - 3 Jul 2022 Hamilton
PHILO534-22A (HAM) is offered in a FLEXI mode. No online elements of this paper require student engagement at specific times / days.

Timetabled Lectures for The Philosophy of Language (PHILO534)

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Tue1:00 PM3:00 PMK.B.01Mar 7 - Jun 12

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22A (HAM) $1015 $4149
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Available Subjects:  Philosophy

Other available years: The Philosophy of Language - PHILO534 (2020)

Paper details current as of : 26 November 2021 8:46am
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