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PHIL 144
Language, Meaning, and Understanding
Spring

A critical examination of fundamental questions about the nature of communication and language, with special attention paid to the concepts of meaning and linguistic understanding. Topics covered include the social character of language, the relation between meaning and use, the nature of truth and reference, the concept of rule and convention, the nature of metaphor, and the interdependence of thought and language.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
3

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Staff

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Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Written Communication II, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Create, Innovate & Experiment, Critical Analysis, Written & Oral Comm II

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Last Updated: 6/23/17