PHLC80H3: Philosophy of Language

An examination of philosophical issues about language. Philosophical questions to be covered include: what is the relation between mind and language, what is involved in linguistic communication, is language an innate biological feature of human beings, how do words manage to refer to things, and what is meaning.

Prerequisite
Any 4.5 credits and [an additional 1.5 credits in PHL courses, of which 0.5 credit must be from the Mind, Metaphysics and Epistemology area of focus – see Table 1.0 for reference]
Breadth Requirements
History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies