Philosophy of Language (i) (2009/2010)

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Course code
4S01221
Name of lecturer
Denis Delfitto
Coordinator
Denis Delfitto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
M-FIL/05 - PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY OF LANGUAGE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Sep 28, 2009 al Jan 16, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

This course aims to provide an introduction to an analysis of meaning in natural language, with specific attention for the tradition of studies within analytic philosophy. The central issue will the be the relationship between language and communication, that will be investigated by taking into consideration both cognitivist and pragmatic theories of meaning. Within this framework, some leading ideas in the tradition of the philosophy of language will be elucidated, with reference to Frege, Wittgenstein, Quine, Chomsky, Kripke and Grice.

Syllabus

Basic insights and ideas in the tradition of the philosophy of language, from Frege to Kripke. The issue of meaning and the issue of reference. The cognitivist perspective vs. the pragmatic perspective: language as a cognitive structure and language as a set of principles regulating the use of linguistic structures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test