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PHI 328LEC - Philosophy Of Language
Philosophy Of Language BRA Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23581   Enrollment Capacity:   35
Section:   BRA   Enrollment Total:   20
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   15
Dates:   08/29/2022 - 12/09/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   M W F , 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Room:   Talbrt 113 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: One prior PHI course
  Course Description
Words and sentences in English and other languages are meaningful. So, it seems that words and sentences have meanings. But what are meanings ? Are meanings entities of some sort ? Are they physical objects ? Mental objects ? Abstract objects ? What are the meanings of such words as Barack Obama, dog, red, run, and, and the? How are meaning, reference, truth, thought, and communication related ? And how do words and sentences get their meanings and referents ? We will begin this course by considering several theories about the nature of meaning and reference. We will then consider the use of language in communication and other speech acts. We will end with applications of philosophy of language to law, ethics, and metaphor. Pre-requisite: One prior course in philosophy, preferably in analytic.
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