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PHIL2121
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Introduction to the Philosophy of Language, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Simon Hewitt
s.hewitt@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The textbook for this module is:

Lycan, William G. " Philosophy of Language - a Contemporary Introduction ", second edition, Routledge, 2008.

In addition, you will need a copy of Kripke's " Naming and necessity ", of which we'll read about half. (This is also one of the books you should own if you're doing a degree in philosophy!)

 

 

Unit 1: Language and Communication

 

 

Grice, Paul. "Meaning", Philosophical review. Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul., 1957), pp. 377-388. 

Grice, Paul. "Logic and Conversation", from " Syntax and semantics. Vol.3, Speech acts ", vol. 3, Peter Cole and Jerry L. Morgan (eds.), New York, Academic Press, 1975, pages 41-58.
Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Heim, Irene, and Kratzer, Angelika. chapter 1 of Semantics in generative grammar Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.

Lewis, David. "Languages and language." Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science.. 7 (1975): 3-35.

Lewis, David. chapter 1 of " Convention ", Harvard University Press, 1969.

Rescorla, Michael. "Convention", in Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy [electronic resource]. plato.stanford.edu/entries/convention

 

 

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Unit 2: Truth Conditions and Meaning

 

Camp, Elisabeth, "Metaphor and that certain "Je ne sais quoi". Philosophical studies. 129.1 (2006): 1-25

Camp, Elisabeth and Reimer, Marga. "Metaphor" in Lepore and Smith (eds.), The Oxford handbook of philosophy of language , Oxford University Press, 2008 Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Dever, John. "Compositionality", in Fara and Russell (eds.), The Routledge companion to philosophy of language , Routledge, 2014

Donnellan, Keith. "Reference and Definite Descriptions." Philosophical review. Vol. 75 No.3 (1966): 281-304. 

Hom, "Pejoratives", Philosophy compass. Vol. 5 No. 2 (2010): 164-185.

Frege, Gottlob. "On Sinn and Bedeutung", in Beaney (ed.), The Frege reader, Blackwell, pages 151-171. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Kripke, Saul. " Naming and necessity ", Harvard University Press, 1980. 

Langton, Rae and Haslanger, Sally and Anderson, Luvell. "Language and Race" in Fara and Russell (eds.), The Routledge companion to philosophy of language , Routledge, 2014

MacFarlane, John. Chapter 1 of Assessment sensitivity : relative truth and its applications , Oxford University Press, 2014. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Russell, Bertrand. "On Denoting",  Mind. Vol. 14, No. 4 (1905): 479-493.

Strawson, Peter. "On Referring", Strawson, Mind. Vol 59, No. 235 (1950): 320-344.

Zalta, Ed. "Gottlob Frege", in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philoophy, available online at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/frege/

This list was last updated on 14/01/2017