Philosophy of Language


Other animals engage in simple signaling, but (arguably) only humans have language. What is so special about language-and about us? This course will investigate the nature of meaning, reference, the development of language, the relation between language and thought, slurs, metaphors, and other topics of interest. These issues will be explored from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students are encouraged to engage critically the ideas and arguments presented, and to develop and defend their own views. Prerequisites: one course in Philosophy at the 100 or 200-level, or permission of the instructor. Priority given to majors in Philosophy & PNP.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM

Section 01

Philosophy of Language
INSTRUCTOR: Copenhaver
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