Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of Language
Meaning and reference, synonymy, metaphor, exemplification, translation; linguistic, artistic, and perceptual symbol systems.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPhil 300.
 RecommendedPhil 201, 202.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining PHIL 420
Course Outcomes: 

Figures and Topics

Know major concepts, theories, figures, texts, and issues in the philosophy of language.

Critical Reading and Writing

Practice philosophical analysis and argumentation orally and in writing; write a cogent and well-referenced research paper on the philosophy of language.


Be able to explain the practice and value of philosophy of language.