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Department of Philosophy

PHIL 333: Language

PHIL 333: Language 

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This course covers classical, modern, and contemporary philosophical theories on the nature and structure of human language.


PHIL 333: Language

Garth Hallett, SJ

Like others, philosophers wish their statements to be both meaningful and true. Yet they, the experts on such matters, are far from agreeing on what makes statements either meaningful or true. Not surprisingly, this situation has had huge significance in the history of thought, and specifically in philosophy. From Plato to the present, such are the perspectives—theoretical, historical, and widely practical--that the course will seek to illumine, with the help of two recent works: Hallett, Linguistic Philosophy: The Central Story (SUNY Press, 2008) and Hallett, Invisible Language: Its Incalculable Significance for Philosophy (in preparation).


 

 



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