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Philosophy of Language 7.5 credits

First cycle, F0008S
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and for this course, philosophy of 1-30 credits, or equivalent, is also required. F0004S Critical Thinking and Logic and F0005S Ethics, or equivalent, should be included in these credits.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
By the end of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • give accounts of central theories, issues, proposed solutions and arguments in modern philosophy of language,
  • reflect critically on these proposed solutions and arguments.

  • Presentation and study of theories that have been vital for the shaping of modern philosophy of language
  • Critical and creative reflection on these theories, taking as a starting point some presented problems, proposed solutions and arguments of historically central philosophers within the areas of philosophy of language that are treated

The teacher-controlled tuition consists of lectures and seminars.

Take-home examination and seminars. Active participation in the seminars is mandatory. Absence is made up for in writing.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

The following courses (comprising 7.5 credits each) are needed for deeper studies in philosophy:
F0004S, F0005S, F0006S, F0008S, F0001A and F0002A, as well as philosophy courses comprising an additional 15 credits.

Transition terms

Anders Odenstedt

Transition terms
The course F0008S is equal to KSS734

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Martinich, A. P. & Sosa, D.: The Philosophy of Language, Oxford: Oxford University Press, latest edition.
Miller, A.: Philosophy of Language, London: UCL Press, latest edition.
Lycan, W.: Philosophy of Language – A Contemporary Introduction, New York: Routledge, latest edition.

Course offered by
Department of Arts, Communication and Learning

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Take-home examinationU G VG *6.00MandatoryA16
0003SeminarsU G#1.50MandatoryA16

Syllabus established
by 27 Apr 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017