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Philosophy of Language

Course Description: An introduction to the philosophy of language. We will be concerned with the following questions: Do speakers of different languages conceive of the world in fundamentally different ways? Are the rules of language innate or learned? What is it for a linguistic expression to be meaningful? How is it possible for language to represent the world?


Class Time and Location: Tu Th 4:55pm - 6:10pm; 40 W 4th St (Tisch Hall) Room LC11

Office Hours: Mon 11am-12pm, Wed 1pm-2pm; Office 308, 5 Washington Place