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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHL 313 - Philosophy of Language

2009-2010 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?

PREREQ: three hours in philosophy or instructor permission.
OFFERED: Irregular