Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2018: Philosophy of Language
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
The module seeks to familiarise you with the central place that philosophy of language occupies in contemporary analytic philosophy, with the influential positions that have been adopted by major figures in the field, and with the key points of the debates between them. You will gain a thorough overview of the philosophy of language, and the grounding necessary for more advanced study in analytic philosophy.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Develop an understanding of the subject matter, concerns, and methodology of philosophy of language.|
2. Critically analyse the notions of meaning and reference.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Understand the central position of philosophy of language in contemporary analytic philosophy. |
4. Apply the tools of conceptual and linguistic analysis in all areas of philosophy.
5. Evaluate the claims made by other philosophical disciplines and traditions which hinge on theories of meaning or language.
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Communicate complex ideas in clear and precise written and verbal form.|
7. Construct, evaluate, and criticise arguments.