Introduction to Philosophy of Language

A photo of a yellow tang with text overlaid illustrating the ways the word "fish" can be used.

An illustration of the introductory concepts of use and mention. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare, original photo courtesy of Terry Goss.)


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Fall 2011



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This course explores the nature of meaning and truth, and their bearing on the use of language in communication. No knowledge of logic or linguistics is presupposed.

Yablo, Stephen. 24.251 Introduction to Philosophy of Language, Fall 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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