PHIL 306

Language, Truth and Meaning


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.)


Coursework + exam

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 2023

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Dr Andrew Withy


Coursework and exam


PHIL 306: 15 points


30 points at Stage II in Philosophy