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Philosophy of Language

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Daniel Whiting
Academic year

Module overview

Philosophy of language explores the nature of meaning, language, and communication. What is it for a word or sentence – things which in and of themselves are simply noises or marks on a page – to mean something? What is it for a word to refer to something in the world? What is it for a sentence to express someone’s thought? This module will address these questions by considering the work and ideas of some of the central figures in the philosophy of language, including Frege, Russell, Quine, Grice, and Kripke.