COURSE TITLE

PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE II

 CODE

 

 TYPE

Must

SEMESTER

6.

CREDIT

National Credit: 2                             ECTS: 3

DEPARTMENT

Philosophy

Instructed by

Associate Prof. Dr. Metin BAL

POSTAL and Web 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

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

COURSE CONTENTS AND PLANNING

Week

Theory                                                                                                                  

1

conception of language in ancient times  

2

Logos  

3

‘idea’ and language     

4

Aristotle and rhetorics  

5

Sophists and Plato  

6

Universal and Particular in Aristotle’s philosophy   

7

concept and reflection in Neo-Platonism  

8

Nominalism and realism   

9

John Locke and Semiotics  

10

Idea and Concept, Kant  

11

Wilhelm Humboldt  

12

 Saussure and Structuralism"Saussure and the Apparition of Language", Institution and Interpretation Chapter 11.Samuel Weber.

13

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus  

14

Heidegger  

15

Derrida and Post-structuralism  

Textbooks and Recommended reading

1

Heidegger, Martin (1999) 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”, Frankfurt Am Main: Vittorio Klostermann

2

Heidegger, Martin  (1998) Gesamtausgabe, II. Abteilung: Vorlesungen 1919-1944, Band 38, Logik Als Die Frage Nach Dem Wesen Der Sprache, V Frankfurt Am Main: Vittorio Klostermann

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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