Department of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Philosophy of Language

gutenbergFaculty at Texas study the philosophy of language from a variety of perspectives. Special areas of interest include theories of context, conditionals, discourse relations, implicature, modality, plurals, quantification, reference and anaphora, variables, and vagueness.

An interdisciplinary seminar each fall, team-taught by faculty from Computer Sciences, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, introduces students to key areas of cognitive science.

The department maintains an informal weekly reading group, the “Standing Seminar in Philosophy of Language.”