There are no prerequisites
The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the themes, the methods and the theories of analytical philosophy in the field of the analysis of language.
Introduction to the analytical philosophy of language.
The following topics will be illustrated in detail:
(a) the so-called ‘Fregean paradigm’, i.e. the framework of concepts, methods and principles set out by Gottlob Frege to build up an artificial language to formalize mathematics – a framework that turned out to be essential also to the logical analysis of natural languages;
(b) the picture theory of language of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus logico-philosophicus;
(c) possible worlds semantics and Carnap’s intensional analysis;
(d) Kripke’s and Putnam’s theories of direct reference;
(e) Dummett’s criticism of realist semantics;
(f) Chomsky’s criticism of externalist semantics
(g) Themes from formal pragmatics.
(1) P. CASALEGNO, Filosofia del linguaggio, Firenze, Carocci, 1998.
(2) P. CASALEGNO et al. (a cura di), Filosofia del linguaggio, Milano, Cortina, 2003.
(3) G. USBERTI, Dispense (online).
The exam program for working students is the same program as for non-working students. For specific problems please contact prof. Usberti via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or during the receiving hours.