PHIL 306 Philosophy of Language
Section : 1
2009-2010 Spring
Name of Lecturer : Asst. Prof. Istvan Albert Aranyosi
E-mail address : aranyosi@bilkent.edu.tr
Ext. : 2528
Office : 114B
Web Address
for Detailed Syllabus :
http://www.istvanaranyosi.net/course-materials.php
Office Hours & Location : Tue 10:30 - 12:30

Assessment Methods
Assessment Method(%) Contribution to Final GradeDate Week
Midterm:Open-Book30 8
Final:Essay/written35 15
In-class participation35 0

Minimum Requirements to Qualify for the Final Exam
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Readings
1
Required Reading
Year/Edition: 2009
Title: Coursepack
Author(s): I. Aranyosi (prepared by)
Publisher: no publisher


Type of Course
Independent Studies ---- Lecture ---- Research Seminar ---- Seminar ---- Tutorial ----


Teaching Methods
Exercises ---- Lecture ---- Presentations ---- Seminar


Course Contents
Week : 1
Introduction: the course, requirements, logic.

Week : 2
On Sense and Reference, G. Frege

Week : 3
Naming and Necessity, S. Kripke

Week : 4
The Causal Theory of Names, G. Evans

Week : 5
On Denoting, B. Russell

Week : 6
Reference and Definite Description, K. Donnellan

Week : 7
The Meaning of “Meaning”, H. Putnam

Week : 8
MÄ°DTERM EXAM

Week : 9
Indexcials and Demonstratives, J. Perry

Week : 10
Pronouns, G. Evans

Week : 11
The Indeterminacy of Translation, C. Wright

Week : 12
On The Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme, D. Davidson

Week : 13
Analyticity, P. Boghossian

Week : 14
A Guide to Naturalizing Semantics, B. Loewer What Metaphors Mean, D.Davidson (on week 15, during final exams)

Week : 15