COURSE TITLE

Philosophy of Language I                                                         home page

COURSE CODE

Phil 321

COURSE TYPE

Must

COURSE SEMESTER

5.

COURSE CREDIT

National Credit: 3                             ECTS: 5

DEPARTMENT

Philosophy

FACULTY MEMBER/MEMBERS THAT GIVE THE COURSE

Associate Proffesor Dr. Metin BAL

POSTAL ADDRESS

Felsefe Bölümü, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi,

Edebiyat Fakültesi, Öğretim Üyeleri Binası,  Tınaztepe Yerleşkesi,

PK: 35260, Buca - İzmir, Türkiye. Tel: ++ 90 (232) 412 79 03  - dahili tel: 19411, Fax: ++ 90 (232) 453 90 93

E-Posta: balmetin@gmail.com , Web: www.metinbal.net

AIMS OF THE COURSE, LEARNING OUTCOMES, LEARNING METHODS, TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

AIMS OF THE COURSE

 To instruct participants development of philosophy of language

LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE

ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

 Theories of major philosophers concerning philosophy of language

ACQUIRED CAPABILITIES

TEACHING METHODS

Theoretical teaching supported by oral presentations

TEACHING MATERIALS

Recommended textbooks

GRADING AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR THE COURSE

The student will be graded according to one written midterm and one written final exams.

COURSE CONTENTS AND PLANNING

Week

Theory                                                                                                                  

1

What is language?

 

2

Concept

 

3

Oral period

 

4

Birth of writing

 

5

Preservation of word and writing 

 

6

Mythos

 

7

Logos

 

8

Word as 'arkhe', 'kosmos', 'kaos', 'apeiron', 'presteres'

 

9

Idea

 

10

Rhetorics

 

11

Eristic and dialectics

 

12

Substance and essence in language

 

13

Realism and nominalism

 

14

Investigation on Grammer and language

 

15

Hermeneutics

 

Textbooks and Recommended reading

1

Heidegger, Martin, Gesamtausgabe, IV. Abteilung: Hinweise Und Aufzeichnungen, Band 85, Vom Wesen Der Sprache, Die Metaphysik Der Sprache Und Die Wesung Des Wortes, Zu Herders Abhandlung “Über Den Ursprung Der Sprache”, Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt Am Main, 1999.

2

Heidegger, Martin (1969) Identity and Difference, tr. and with an int by Joan Stambaugh, Harper Row Publishers, New York and London

3

Heidegger, Martin (1982) On the Way to Language, trn. By Peter D. Hertz, Harper San Francisco, Harper Collins Publishers

4

Derrida, Jacques (1978) Writing and Difference, trs. with an Introduction and Additional Notes by Alan Bass, Chicago: The University of Chicago.

5

Derrida, Jacques (1998) Of Grammatology Tr. by G.C. Spivak, Batlimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

6

Derrida, Jacques (1999) Différance, Toplumbilim Dergisi, Sayı 10, Ağustos, İstanbul: Kardeşler Matbaası.

7

Saussure, Ferdinand de (1959) Course in General Linguistics, ed. Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye, trans. Wade Baskin, New York: McGray-Hill.

8

Sheriff, John K. (1989) The Fate of Meaning, Princeton Unv. Press. Princeton, New Jersey.

9

Wittgeinstein, Ludwig (1961) Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, trans.  D. F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, London: Routledge&Kegan Paul.

10

Walter J. Ong  (1982) Orality and Literacy, The Technologizing of the Word, Methuen&Co.Ltd.  

EXAMS

One written midterm and one written final exams

     

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