Philosophy 133

Spring 2008

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
133 Philosophy of Language Searle TuTh 2-3:30 50 Birge

The main purpose of this course is to answer the question ?How does language relate to the world?? In order to do this we will have to explore a lot of related questions, such as those concerning the nature of truth, reference, meaning, speech acts, metaphors, fiction, and pictures. We will also try to develop a general theoretical account of how human linguistic behavior is related to the rest of human behavior and to human mental states.

Previously taught: SP05, SP04.