Philosophy 154: Philosophy of Language

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Thought Before Language? Spelke's Study


Alice (an AI program) takes the Turing Test!

Click on the link to try it out:

(courtesy of Dusty Bates)


Final Exam Date: Monday, December 14th, 12:45-2:45




Class Overheads:

Historical Background (in Philosophy):

Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics

Direct Reference - Chapter 3

Mediated Reference - Chapter 4

Ayer's Verificationist Criteria of Meaningfulness:

Truth Theoretic Semantics - Chapter 5

The Idea Theory of Meaning - Chapter 6

Language Knowledge Issues -Chapter 8

Chapter 9:

Chapter 10:

Study Questions: