Philosophy of Language
- Logical Argumentation (IHPHIL100)
What gives words meaning? How do pointing and other contextual factors influence interpretation? What role do intentions play? How do Superman and Santa Claus differ from the names of real people? We will explore questions such as these from a philosophical perspective, through readings by Russell, Kripke, Putnam, and others. Prerequisite: IHPHIL 100. Occasionally.