PHIL 3700

PHIL 3700

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In this class we will discuss the properties of truth-conditional semantics, with a focus on those phenomena that have been used to question the adequacy of such systems. The course starts of by discussing the fundamental (formal) properties of truth-conditional semantics, and the notion of interpretation relative to a model. Then, we will explore different aspects of the grammar of natural languages that have been invoked against such semantic systems, such as vagueness and degree expressions, presuppositional content, indexicals and lexical semantics, a.o.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: LING 3303, LING 4421, PHIL 2310, or permission of instructor.

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  • 18988 PHIL 3700   LEC 001