Philosophy of Language

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Course Code: 
PHI 3107
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

The course considers questions about how we are able to communicate and represent the world by the use of language.  It deals, among the rest, with formal semantics and the concept of logical form; truth conditions and assertions conditions; behaviorist and holistic conceptions of language; the role of linguistic intentions; speech-act theory.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Course Objective:

  • The course aims at making students develop skills of philosophical examination of the meanings and structure of language in order to ascertain the objectivity and truth of language statements.


Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course learners should be able to;

  • appreciate the role of philosophy in linguistic studies
  • critically  analyze concepts expressed by language
Philosophy of Language
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