Introduction to Philosophy of Language

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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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MIT Course Number

24.251

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

In this introductory course on the philosophy of language, we examine views on the nature of meaning, reference, truth, and their relationships. Other topics may include relationships between language and logic, language and knowledge, language and reality, language and acts performed through its use. No knowledge of logic or linguistics presupposed.

Holton, Richard. 24.251 Introduction to Philosophy of Language, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-251-introduction-to-philosophy-of-language-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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