Language, Culture and Religious Belief

RGT3720HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2013  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Religious belief is linguistically and culturally determined. Specific 'language use' is the particular means of appropriating and forming religious consciousness. There is this a linguistic bias in every religious belief system. This course relies on the linguistic philosophical writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, especially his exposition of language-games, family resemblances, rule-following, and forms of life, in order to explore the linguistic and cultural determination of religious belief.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Enrollment Notes: Pre-Requisite: two courses in philosophy.

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