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PHIL 222 - Philosophy of Language

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
We are linguistic animals. Language deeply shapes how we understand ourselves and the world around us. But what is language? How do sequences of sounds or scribbles on a page get their meaning? How are we able to express scientific truths and poetic content through language? What exactly is the relationship between language, thought, and reality? This course provides an introduction to the philosophy of language. In this course, we explore issues concerning the nature of language, meaning, truth, and communication. We also consider philosophical questions surrounding aesthetic and socio-political dimensions of language.  Paul Tran-Hoang.

Prerequisite(s): One previous course in Philosophy.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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