Undergraduate Module Descriptor


PHL2018: Philosophy of Language

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Shane Glackin (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Available via distance learning

No

This module will introduce you to one of the dominant contemporary traditions in philosophy. The Anglo-American analytic tradition places great emphasis upon understanding how language works, seeing the possibility of speaking meaningfully as an essential precursor to any philosophical endeavour. The module will provide you with a grounding in the basic philosophical approaches to meaning and reference, and in the canonical debates on these topics over the last hundred years, including the work of Frege, Quine, the verificationists, and the Ordinary Language philosophers.

Module created

19/6/2013

Last revised