2018 - 2019

0618-3652-01
  Theories of Linguistic Meaning                                                                       
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
Prof. Eli DresnerGilman-humanities362Tue1400-1800 Sem  1
 
 
University credit hours:  4.0

Course description

In this seminar we will study current topics in the philosophical debate over the nature of linguistic meaning. Among the discussions we will choose from: Information-theoretic theories of meaning (due to Dretske and his followers), theories of meaning that appeal to evolution (such as Millikan's) and representational theories of meaning. Our focus will be on current texts and writers.

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