PHIL 739

Philosophy of Language

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for PHIL 739.


This course will examine some central issues in semantics and pragmatics: the theories of meaning and communication. We will look at how much of the meanings of sentences can be systematically constructed from the meanings of words, and how much is recovered from context, reasoning, and shared knowledge. We will also look at the way context interacts with meaning, and recent research suggesting additional possibilities that fall between the two.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for PHIL 739.

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

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Andrew Withy


PHIL 739: 15 points