Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2410414
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EREF HALL TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

There has been a great deal of speculation recently on how the evolution of language may explain the dramatic cognitive changes which occurred during the Upper Paleolithic resulting in the emergence of religion, art, long-distance trade, elaborate burial rituals, and complex social structures. Philosophy of language and philosophy of cognition are relevant to understanding the evolution of language and hence to understanding these cognitive changes. The course explores some of these connections.