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.