Faculty of Arts
Philosophy of Language
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.
Coordinator(s) Professor Fred Kroon
Philosophy of Language (fifth edition), ed. A. P. Martinich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Coursework + exam
PHIL 322: 15.0 points
30 points at Stage II in Philosophy or 30 points at Stage II in Linguistics