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Sat Jul 03 2010

FYI: New MA Philosophy of Language: University of Brighton

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        1.    Dr Jelena Timotijevic, New MA Philosophy of Language: University of Brighton

Message 1: New MA Philosophy of Language: University of Brighton
Date: 01-Jul-2010
From: Dr Jelena Timotijevic <jt2brighton.ac.uk>
Subject: New MA Philosophy of Language: University of Brighton
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University of Brighton is offering a new route for the MA Philosophy of
Language within its existing postgraduate programme in Linguistics from
September 2010/11.

The MA in Philosophy of Language is designed for students with a particular
interest in philosophy and ways in which its principles and teachings can
be applied to the study of language. The study of language has given rise
to a number of distinctive philosophical problems that became central to
Western philosophy in the 19th century and dominated much research and
discussion in the 20th century.

Philosophy units give students a thorough grounding of philosophical
insights and critical reflection on the relationship between
socio-political context and philosophical debate. These serve to provide
grounding in the history of philosophy from the Enlightenment to the 20th
century through to a development of a variety of critical and analytical
traditions that have emerged from those foundations.

Philosophy of language units examine the influence of philosophical
theories on the analysis of language, thus focusing on the critical
analysis of the relationship between philosophy of language and linguistics.

Philosophy of Language students approach their studies by:
- Analysing and evaluating aspects of philosophy that have had significant
influence on the general understanding of what language is and how its use
interacts with and exploits context
- Engaging with philosophical frameworks starting with Frege, through to
Russell and Wittgenstein, which attempt to account for meaning in language
- Evaluating philosophical foundations of critical theory that have
contributed to debates on the understanding of history, politics and the
nature of meaning

For more information about the course, contact:
Tom Hickey – course leader/admissions
Tel. + 44 1273 643 303
E-mail: t.hickeybrighton.ac.uk
Dr Jelena Timotijevic – admissions
Tel. + 44 1273 643 331
E-mail: jt2brighton.ac.uk

Visit our website: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/course-finder

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Semantics

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