Spreading the Word: What is Happiness?

Happiness is such a widespread, common, almost worn word that we hardly ever stop to think - what does it actually mean? We all feel that it is important to us, at least on some level. After all, it seems strange to imagine someone who actively pursues unhappiness. Yet, happiness is not a simple idea. …

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Spreading the Word: Philosophy of Language and Communication

This Friday I share with you a video on the relationship between language and communication. In it, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Karen Lewis explores what is considered to be the most philosophically influential theory on the question of how what we mean is related to what we say - H.P. Grice’s theory of pragmatics. I …

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