PHIL 370 Philosophy of Language

We will examine a number of recently proposed accounts of meaning truth and reference. Issues that will come up will be whether there could be a private language what the role of mental content is how we should understand metaphor and whether truth is a redundant notion. Philosophers covered include Frege Russell Tarski Quine Putnam Kripke and Searle. Offered in alternate years.

Credits

4 units

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