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Philosophy of language

Class at Faculty of Arts |


The main objective of the course is the introduction into the standard topics of the philosophy of language as established within the development of the analytical thinking roughly along the basic line Frege-Russell-Wittgenstein-Austin-Grice. At the same time, though, we will follow more ambitious and general line of thought in which the language is addresses as a philosophical problem sui generis.

As such, we will deal with the mediating role of language with respect to the knowledge and the known (Hegel's: language is the existence of the Spirit), the questions of the signifying and significance (Peirce's: man himself is a sign), the relations of speech and truth (Nietzche's: talking is lying), and more.