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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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FILA12 Philosophy of Language 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Philosophy
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2011 – 2012
PHILAIT9 Philosophy of language 4 ECTS

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students are familiar with the core questions and the recent history of the philosophy of language. They are able to consider and assess the special features of various languages used in various contexts, such as ordinary language, artificial languages, the language of literature and religious language.


The study module deals with theories of reference and meaning and the concept of truth, as well as pragmatics and the speech-act theory. It provides an overview of twentieth century philosophers of language, of the hermeneutic tradition, and of various theories of interpretation.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
In Finnish
Written exam 
In Finnish
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Lycan, William 2008. Philosophy of language: a contemporary introduction


Grondin, Jean 1995. Sources of Hermeneutics.

Belongs to following study modules

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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
For Open University students only
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