Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Philosophy Of Language FEL 421 7 2 + 0 2 5
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. İBRAHİM SAFA DAŞKAYA
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Course Objective To expose the conceptions of language in history.
Course Content Expounding the main transformations in the history of philosophy of language.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To enumerate in a written presentation at least five of the characteristics of philosophy of language. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 To list at least five of the language philosophers in the context of at least one of their basic problems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
3 To explain in an oral presentation at least seven of the problems of philosophy of language. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
4 To establish some connections between at least two concepts which were established in philosophy of language. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
5 To list in an oral presentation at least five of the constituting elements of philosophy of language. Lecture, Oral Exam,
6 To explain the above mentioned elements in a written presentation. Lecture, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Sophistic linguistics
2 Platon, Cratylus, Phaedrus
3 Aristotle, Categories, Peri Hermeneias
4 Augustine, Modistae School and the medieval semiotics
5 Giambattista Vico, concepts of writing and speaking
6 Johann Godfried Herder and Wilhelm von Humboldt
7 John Locke
8 The search of origin in the 19th century linguistics
9 Midterm exam
10 Ferdinand de Saussure’s criticism on the 19th century linguistics
11 The contradiction between the linguistic conceptions of Wittgenstein and structuralism
12 Roman Jakobson
13 Jacques Derrida’s criticism on Saussurean linguistics
14 The associations of particular language conceptions with particular approaches of text and textual analysis
Course Notes 1. Çiğdem Dürüşken, Rhetorica.<br>2. Platon, Kratylos; Phaedros.<br>3. Aristoteles, Kategoriler; Yorum Üzerine; Retorik.<br>4. Augustinus, De Dialectica; De Magistro.<br>5. Erfurtlu Thomas, De modis significandi.<br>6. Giambattista Vico, Yeni Bilim.<br>7. Johann Godfried Herder, “On Language”, Selected Writings.<br>8. John Locke, İnsan Anlığı Üzerine Bir Deneme.<br>9. Maurice Olender, Cennetin Dilleri.<br>10. Umberto Eco, Avrupa Kültüründe Kusursuz Dil Arayışı.<br>11. Ferdinand de Saussure, Genel Dilbilim Dersleri.<br>12. Wittgenstein, Tractatus.<br>13. Roman Jakobson, Sekiz Yazı.<br>14. Jacques Derrida, “Gösterge”, Toplumbilim.
Course Resources 15. Michel Foucault, Ders Özetleri.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire the skill of analytical and synthetic thinking, reading and acquainting, X
2 To be able to understand and judge the philosophical accumulations at local and universal level, X
3 To be able to do researches and to improve a method about the philosophical problems in the sources that are constituted in the field of philosophy, X
4 To be able to connect the universal problems of philosophy with the local problems, X
5 To be able to interrogate the universal problems of mankind, to be able to examine the interrogations in this field, X
6 To be able to deal with the problems of such fields as science, culture and art in a philosophical way, to recognize those questions X
7 To be able to provide the usage of interdisciplinary knowledge for the common and local problems concerning science, religion and art, X
8 To be able to understand, to solve and when necessary to direct the particular problems, X
9 To be able to narrate in writing and in words in a systematic and consistent way the knowledge possessed and suggestions for the solutions of problems, X
12 To be able to attain and to use the knowledge about philosophy and history of science.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 25
1. Kısa Sınav 25
2. Kısa Sınav 25
1. Ödev 25
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 10 10
Total Workload 130
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.2
dersAKTSKredisi 5