24.251 Introduction to Philosophy of Language

As taught in: Spring 2005

Yellow fish.

An illustration of the introductory concepts of use and mention. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare, original photo courtesy of Terry Goss.)




Prof. Richard Holton

Course Features

Course Description

In this introductory course on the philosophy of language, we examine views on the nature of meaning, reference, truth, and their relationships. Other topics may include relationships between language and logic, language and knowledge, language and reality, language and acts performed through its use. No knowledge of logic or linguistics presupposed.