- Code PHIL2016
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Philosophy
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Philosophy
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Philosophy
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
In this course, we will cover some of the main themes in the philosophy of language. We shall look at the topics of sense and reference, definite descriptions, proper names, metaphor, and belief. We shall examine the views of leading philosophers of language of the past 100 years (Frege, Quine, Kripke and Davidson).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain some major issues in the Philosophy of Language.
- Express and expound views and pre-suppositions clearly and lucidly.
- Understand and critically evaluate theories, arguments and pre-suppositions in the Philosophy of Language.
- Analyse and critically evaluate arguments rigorously.
Two 2500 word essays (Learning outcomes 1-4)
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Workload2 hrs per lectures per week (26 hours total)
1 hour of tutorial per week (12 tutorials total)
7 hours of independent reading per week plus preparation of assessment tasks. Total of 130 hours over semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsLycan, W. Philosophy of Language (Routledge)
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