PHIL 409 - Philosophy of Language
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Advisory Prerequisites:
PHIL 296, 303, or 414.
May not be repeated for credit.
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How can a sentence, a belief, or a picture represent something? This problem — the problem of intentionality — is of fundamental importance to analytic philosophy. We will discuss a special case: the problem of intentionality as it presents itself in language.

Readings will include classic work by Frege, Russell, Strawson, Wittgenstein, Searle, Kripke, Putnam, and Evans.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

Students who have some experience in Philosophy and have had one formal logic class from any department

Class Format:

3 hours of seminar-style lecture per week

PHIL 409 - Philosophy of Language
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0195188306
The philosophy of language, Author: ed. by A.P. Martinich, Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 5. ed. 2008
ISBN: 0674598466
Naming and necessity, Author: Saul A. Kripke, Publisher: Harvard Univ. Press 1980
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0024288101
Philosophical investigations the English text of the third edition, Author: by Ludwig Wittgenstein. Transl. by G. E. M. Anscombe, Publisher: Macmillan 3. ed., [N 1992
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