LIN 3700: Philosophy of Language (2022-2023)

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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. Typically offered: Autumn.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Autumn 1450 3 Matt Benton
9:00AM-10:20 AM
Marston Watson Hall 253
3 of 16 seats open
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Equivalent: PHI 3700
Crosslisted with: PHI 3700 CRN: 1431
Attributes: Upper-Division, Honors Course
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 LIN 2100: D or better
OR UCOR 3000: D or better