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PHIL2121
Module Reading List

Introduction to the Philosophy of Language, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Robert Knowles
r.knowles@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Linguistic Convention

29/1 Introduction

30/1 David Lewis, “Languages and Language” In Keith Gunderson (ed.), Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 3-35 (1975) 

5/2 Donald Davidson, “A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs” Available from: https://msu.edu/~orourk51/800-Phil/Handouts/Readings/Phil%20Lang/Davidson_Derangement.pdf

6/2 Josh Armstrong, “Coordination, Triangulation, and Language Use” Inquiry. ISSN: 0046-9580 Volume 59, 2016.

12/2 Elisabeth Camp, “Convention’s Revenge”, Section 3, Inquiry. ISSN: 0046-9580, 59:1, 113-138, 2016.

Semantic Externalism

13/2 Hilary Putnam, “The Meaning of Meaning”, Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science. pp. 581-588. Available online.  

19/2 Dale Spender Man Made Language, pp. 7-33

20/2 Salim & Smitherman, Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S. ISBN: 9780199812981 (pbk.) : No price; 9780199812967 (hbk.) : No price; 0199812969 (hbk.) : No price; 0199812985 (pbk.) : No price, Chapter 2

Speech Acts

26/2 J. L. Austin, How to do Things with Words, Lectures I & III

12/3 Rae Langton “Speech acts and unspeakable acts” Sexual solipsism : philosophical essays on pornography and objectification ISBN: 9780199551453 No price (pbk.); 9780199247066 £50.00 (cased); 0199247064 £50.00 (cased); 0199551456 No price (pbk.)

Indirect speech

13/3 H.P. Grice, "Meaning", but only pages 377-378 (up to "the nonnnatural sense or senses") and 381-384 (from "I will now..." to "This seems to involve a reflexive paradox"). Available from: http://semantics.uchicago.edu/kennedy/classes/f09/semprag1/grice57.pdf
H.P. Grice, “Logic and Conversation” Available from: http://lefft.xyz/psycholingAU16/readings/grice1975-logic-and-conversation.pdf

19/3 Elisabeth Camp, “Insinuation, Common Ground, and the Conversational Record”, sections 1-2 only Available from: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~emc233/Papers/Camp.Insinuation.pdf

Slurs and the Semantic/Pragmatics Divide

20/3 Luvel Anderson & Ernest Lepore, “Slurring Words” Noûs. ISSN: 0029-4624 47 (1):25-48 (2013) 

26/3 Renee Bollinger, “The Pragmatics of Slurs” Noûs. ISSN: 0029-4624, 49(1) 1 (2015)

Testimony

30/4 Elizabeth Fricker, “Second-Hand Knowledge” Philosophy and phenomenological research. ISSN: 0031-8205 73 (3):592–618 (2006) 

1/5 Miranda Fricker, Epistemic Injustice (pp.17-29, 54-59)

7/5 Catch-up and Revision

8/5 Revision

This list was last updated on 22/04/2019