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  1. Introductions and Companions 8 items
    1. Context and communication - Herman Cappelen, Josh Dever 2016

      Book 

    2. The Reference Book - John Hawthorne, David Manley 2012

      Book  Chapter 6. [Available in the Library and as an e-book]

    3. A companion to the philosophy of language - Crispin Wright, Bob Hale 1997

      Book 

    4. Philosophy of language: a contemporary introduction - William G. Lycan 2008

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    5. Philosophy of language - Alexander Miller 2018

      Book 

    6. An introduction to the philosophy of language - Michael Morris 2007

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    7. The Routledge companion to philosophy of language - Gillian Kay Russell, Delia Graff Fara 2015

      Book 

    8. Philosophy of language - Scott Soames 2010

      Book 


  2. ---Part I: Context Dependence---

  3. Introduction to PY4632: Contemporary Philosophy of Language 1 item
    1. Required Seminar Reading 1 item
      1. What is Semantics? - R. Thomason 1996/2012

        Webpage 

  4. Topic: Indexicals and the Character-Content Distinction 3 items
    1. Required Lecture and Seminar Reading 1 item
    2. Complementary Readings 2 items
      1. Context and communication - Herman Cappelen, Josh Dever 2016

        Book  Chapter 5

      2. Afterthoughts - D. Kaplan 1989

        Chapter 

  5. Topic: Cognitive Significance and Demonstrative Reference 3 items
    1. Required Lecture and Seminar Reading 2 items
      1. Afterthoughts - D. Kaplan 1989

        Chapter  §§I-III

    2. Complementary Readings 1 item
      1. Context and communication - Herman Cappelen, Josh Dever 2016

        Book  Chapter 5

  6. Topic: Token-Reflexivity 6 items
    1. Required Lecture Reading 1 item
      1. Indexicals as Token-Reflexives - Manuel García-Carpintero 1998

        Article 

    2. Required Seminar Readings 2 items
      1. Indexicals as Token-Reflexives - Manuel García-Carpintero 1998

        Article 

    3. Complementary Readings 3 items
  7. Topic: Determination of Contextual Parameters 11 items
    1. Required Lecture Reading 1 item
    2. Required Seminar Readings 2 items
      1. Who Is I? - Eros Corazza, William Fish, Jonathan Gorvett 2002

        Article 

    3. Complementary Readings 8 items
  8. Topic: Semantic Value and Context Dependence 5 items
    1. Required Lecture Readings: 2 items
    2. Complementary Readings: 3 items
  9. Topic: Indexicality in Thought 10 items
    1. Required Lecture Reading: 1 item
      1. Attitudes De Dicto and De Se - D. Lewis

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Required Seminar Readings: 2 items
      1. Attitudes De Dicto and De Se - D. Lewis

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Our knowledge of the internal world - Robert Stalnaker 2008 (electronic book)

        Book  ch. 3.

    3. Complementary Readings: 7 items
      1. What is the Problem of De Se Attitudes? - D. Ninan

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Understanding Assertion - Scott Soames

        Chapter 

  10. Topic: Context and Speech Acts 9 items
    1. Required Lecture Reading: 1 item
      1. Assertion - R. Stalnaker

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Required Seminar Readings: 2 items
      1. Assertion - R. Stalnaker

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    3. Complementary Readings: 6 items
      1. Scorekeeping in a Language Game - D. Lewis

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Common Ground - Robert Stalnaker 2002

        Article 

  11. --Part II: The Semantics of Proper Names--

  12. Topic: Against Descriptivism 13 items
    1. Required Lecture Reading: 1 item
      1. Naming and necessity - Saul A Kripke 1979

        Book  Lectures I and II [Text also available in 'Semantics of Natural Language']

    2. Required Seminar Readings: 2 items
      1. Naming and necessity - Saul A Kripke 1979

        Book  Lectures I and II [Text also available in 'Semantics of Natural Language']

    3. Complementary Readings: 10 items
      1. Saul Kripke: puzzles and mysteries - John P. Burgess 2013

        Book  Chs. 1-3.

      2. Saul Kripke - G. W. Fitch 2004

        Book 

      3. Rigidity and Content - J. Stanley

        Chapter 

  13. Topic: Indexical Views of Proper Names 6 items
    1. Required Lecture Reading: 1 item
    2. Required Seminar Readings: 2 items
    3. Complementary Readings: 3 items
      1. Direct reference: from language to thought - François Recanati 1993

        Book  Part I, Chapter 4, §8

  14. Topic: Variabilism 4 items
    1. Required Lecture Reading: 1 item
      1. Variabilism - Samuel Cumming 2008

        Article 

    2. Complementary Readings: 3 items
      1. Type-Ambiguous Names - Anders J. Schoubye 2016

        Article 

  15. Topic: Predicativism 7 items
    1. Required Lecture Reading: 1 item
    2. Complementary Readings: 6 items
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