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Winter Term 2015 How to Do Things With Words - 1579 - PHIL 405
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Prerequisites/Notes: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of the instructor

Catalog Description : An examination of major and cutting edge topics in the philosophy of language and linguistics. Where do word meanings come from? How can one word mean different things in different contexts? How do we promise or make commitments? Why do slurs hurt and jokes amuse? What is the nature of metaphor? Where does the border between what words mean and what speakers mean with words lie? These and other questions will be considered. Appropriate for students with an interest in philosophy, linguistics, or cognitive science.

Attributes: Humanities Div GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Advanced Course


Term

Winter Term 2015

Instructors

Mark Phelan

Course

PHIL 405

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

HOW TO DO THINGS WITH WORDS

Final Exam

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.

CRN

1579

Status

Active

Class Time

01:50-03:00 MWF MAIN 404

Start-End Date

Jan 05, 2015-Mar 18, 2015

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

Cross Listed as

LING 405

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