PHIL 306

Language, Truth and Meaning


Explores how language is used to communicate ideas. Topics may include: the nature of meaning, how words can convey meaning, how word meaning combines to create sentential meaning, how we communicate better by not saying what we mean, how we repair and reconstrue utterances to extract meaning, how truth is related to meaning, how slurs work.

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Availability 2024

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Dr Andrew Withy


Coursework and exam


PHIL 306: 15 points


30 points at Stage II in Philosophy