PHIL 306

Language, Truth and Meaning

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for PHIL 306.


Examines the relationship between language, thought, and reality. Topics include the nature of existence and nonexistence; the linguistic turn in analytic philosophy; theories of reference, meaning, and truth; the relation between meaning, necessity, and the a priori; scepticism about meaning and reference. (PHIL 101 offers useful background, but the course is intended to be accessible to students without a formal background in logic.)

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for PHIL 306.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Not taught in 2022




Coursework and exam


PHIL 306: 15 points


30 points at Stage II in Philosophy