PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
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 or her autonomy in judgment and his or her skills in communicating (thanks to the discussion in class) and learning in this field.
Course contents summary
The course offers an introduction to some basic notions of
contemporary philosophy of language, especially those of meaning, reference and truth.
For the 12 cfu course: P. Casalegno, "Filosofia del linguaggio. Un'introduzione", Carocci Editore, Roma.
For the 6 cfu course: W. Lycan, "Filosofia del linguaggio. Un'introduzione contemporanea". Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, capp. 1-11.
The program is the same for all students. However, those who can't attend the classes may find useful to begin with P. Caselegno, "Brevissima introduzione alla filosofia del linguaggio", to apprach some of the themes of the course.
Lectures, with discussion in class.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, aimed at ascertaining the
acquisition of the ability to operate with the basic notions of the
Assessment criteria and assessment thresholds:
30 cum laude: excellent knowledge, excellent expressive capacities, excellent understanding of the concepts and arguments.
30: very good. Complete and adequate knowledge, well-articulated and correctly expressed.
27-29: good, satisfactory knowledge, essentially correct expression.
24-26: fairly good, but not complete knowledge.
22-23: generally sufficient but superficial knowledge. Expression is often not appropriate and confused.
<18: exam failed. Insufficient or very incomplete knowledge, lack of guidance in discipline, expression seriously deficient.