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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHL 313 - Philosophy of Language

2018-2019 Catalog Year:

In this course we investigate the nature of natural language and some of its basic concepts. We shall consider questions such as; What is the relation between language and the world it describes? How did that relationship emerge? How is language related to the way we perceive the world? Are humans the only creatures on this planet with language? What criteria could be used to answer these questions?

Prerequisite: Three credits of philosophy or linguistics, or instructor permission.
Offered: Not on a regular basis
Credit: 3