PHI 3700: Philosophy of Language (2018-2019)

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Prerequisite: PHI 1001 or 1002 or 1004 or UCOR 3000, or instructor's permission. We typically communicate by using language, where communicating involves conveying meaning. But what is meaning? And what is a language? Philosophy of language examines these and related issues, such as: in virtue of what do words, or names, refer to objects or to persons? How do we mean more than what we literally say? Related topics include theories of meaning and reference, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics, and the variety of speech acts. May also cover recent work on metaphor and non-literal speech, pejoratives, or the language and power of propagandistic speech.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Winter 29868 3 Matt Benton
Final: Th
12:50PM-2:10 PM
10:30AM-12:30 PM
Eaton Hall 112
Eaton Hall 112
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Attributes: Upper-Division
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term

PHI 1001: D or better
OR PHI 1002: D or better
OR PHI 1004: D or better
OR UCOR 3000: D or better