How does what you say come to mean something? Does what you say inherently represent what you, the speaker, think it means, whatever that might be, or does what you say carry its own meaning, separate from your intentions in saying it? This free course, Language and thought: introducing representation, introduces you to the key questions about how meaning is conveyed in language.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
discuss basic philosophical questions concerning language and thought
understand problems concerning language and thought and discuss them in a philosophical way.