Philosophy of Language OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Philosophy Course by MIT

Published Feb 08, 2009

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Learn how to distinguish naturally from unnaturally learned language meaning and references in this free OpenCourseWare. 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Language' is a free course offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that explores how verbal communication works. This course has no prerequisites and is ideal for those studying Linguistics.

Introduction to the Philosophy of Language: Course Specifics

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Introduction to the Philosophy of Language: Course Description

Students taking this free course learn how meanings we derive from statements and actions are more cultural than literal. Discuss examples of natural an unnatural learning in this OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Cambridge, MA. Students identify how statements can be used to imply things and the type of inferences used in different instances. The course also covers language acquisition, truth, meaning and semantics. Students study different theories of meaning and logic in language in this course taught by MIT Professor Agustin Rayo.

All of the course assignments and a detailed list of readings are available online. To learn more about the course, visit the Philosophy of Language course page.

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