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Semester 1

Philosophy of Language (PHIL10005)

Course Website

http://www.philosophy.ed.ac.uk

Subject

Philosophy

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

3

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

**Spaces on Philosophy Honours courses are extremely limited, and so priority is given to visiting students coming through a direct exchange with the Philosophy department (including Erasmus students on a Philosophy Exchange). Exchange students outside of Philosophy and independent study abroad students cannot be guaranteed enrolment in ANY 3rd/4th year Philosophy courses** Please note that 3rd year Philosophy courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces. These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces. If there is sufficient space for other visiting students to enrol at the start of the semester, visiting students must have completed at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above to qualify for this course; we will only consider University/College level courses.

Course Summary

This intermediate course in philosophy of language explores topics in the philosophy of language in greater depth than in Mind, Matter, and Language. The course might cover topics such as: the nature of meaning, the role of semantic theory, speech act theory, the relation between thought and language, the social role of language, and particular linguistic constructions.

Course Description

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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