Reading list:

Appelbaum, I. (1998). Fodor, modularity, and speech perception. Philosophical Psychology 11 (3):317-330.

Barber, A. (2013). Understanding as knowledge of meaning. Philosophy Compass, 8(10), 964-977.

Buchanan, R. (2010). A puzzle about meaning and communication*. Noûs, 44(2), 340-371.

Dodd, J. (2014). Realism and anti-realism about experiences of understanding. Philosophical Studies, 168(3), 745-767.

Dummett, M. (1993). What do I know when I know a language?. In M. Dummett, The seas of language. Oxford University Press.

Fodor, J. A. (1983). The modularity of mind: An essay on faculty psychology. MIT Press. (Part III: Input systems as modules).

Fowler, C. A., & Magnuson, J. S. (2012). Speech perception. The Cambridge Handbook of Psycholinguistics, 3-20.

Fricker, E. (2003). Understanding and knowledge of what is said. In A. Barber (ed.), Epistemology of Language (pp. 325-66).  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lackey, J. (2006). Learning from words. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 73 (1):77–101.

Longworth, G. (2008). Linguistic understanding and knowledge. Noûs, 42(1), 50-79.

O'Callaghan, C. (2011). Against hearing meanings. The Philosophical Quarterly, 61(245), 783-807.

O'Callaghan, C. (forthcoming). Speech Perception. In M. Matthen (ed.), Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Perception. Oxford.

Peet, A. (forthcoming). Testimony and the epistemic uncertainty of interpretation. Philosophical Studies:1-22.

Pettit, D. (2002). Why knowledge is unnecessary for understanding language. Mind, 111(443), 519-550.

Prinz, J. (2011). The sensory basis of cognitive phenomenology. In T. Bayne & M. Montague (eds.), Cognitive Phenomenology (pp. 174-196). Oxford University Press.

Siegel, S. (2006). Which properties are represented in perception? In T. S. Gendler & J. Hawthorne (eds.), Perceptual Experience (pp. 481-503). Oxford University Press.


Optional reading:


Fricker, E. (2004). Testimony: Knowing through being told. In M. Sintonen, J. Wolenski & I. Niiniluoto (eds.), Handbook of Epistemology. Kluwer 109-130.

Hauser, M. D., Chomsky, N., & Fitch, W. T. (2002). The faculty of language: What is it, who has it, and how did it evolve? science, 298(5598), 1569-1579.

Pinker, S., & Jackendoff, R. (2005). The faculty of language: what's special about it?. Cognition, 95(2), 201-236.

Remez, R. E., Rubin, P. E., Pisoni, D. B., & Carrell, T. D. (1981). Speech perception without traditional speech cues. Science, 212(4497), 947-949.

Remez, R. E., & Trout, J. D. (2009). Philosophical messages in the medium of spoken language. In In Matthew Nudds & Casey O'Callaghan (eds.), Sounds and Perception: New Philosophical Essays.  OUP Oxford.

Smith, B. C. (2010). Speech sounds and the direct meeting of minds. In M. Nudds & C. O'Callaghan (eds.), Sounds and perception: New philosophical essays (pp. 183-210). Oxford University Press.



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