Faculty of Arts

PHIL 202

Philosophy of Language

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for PHIL 202.


This course deals with the components of language and its use (eg, expressions, utterances, speech acts); theories of language and its nature (including structuralism, Chomskyan psychologism and platonism); linguistic meaning and its connection with other sorts of meaning (eg, Grice on meaning, sense and reference, truth-conditional theories of meaning, meaning and metaphor); the connection between language, thought and reality.

Availability 2012

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Professor Fred Kroon


Philosophy of Language (fifth edition), ed. A. P. Martinich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.


PHIL 202: 15.0 points


30 points in Philosophy or Linguistics


PHIL 322

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