Theories of language and mind
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims at providing the student with a first understanding of some basic aspects of contemporary philosophy of language and with the ability to adequately develop arguments with regard to these, and at improving his autonomy in judgment and his skills in communicating (thanks to the discussion in class) and learning in this field.
Course contents summary
The course offers a first introduction to some basic notions of contemporary philosophy of language, especially those of meaning and reference.
W. Lycan, "Filosofia del linguaggio", Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, 2000, capp. 1-11.
Lectures, with discussion in class.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, aimed at ascertaining, with open questions, the acquisition of the ability to operate with the basic notions of the discipline.