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Dr Michael Scott

Senior Lecturer

A central theme in my research is Philosophy of Religion, in particular religious language. I am author of Reading Philosohy of Religion with Graham Oppy (Monash) for Wiley-Blackwell (2010) and I recently published Religious Language with Palgrave Macmillan (2013) . The latter book draws on current research in the philosophy of language (as well as work in theology and Continental Philosophy) to develop a novel theory of religious langague. I argue that there is an expressive component in the meaning of religious utterances (although I reject a fully expresssivist theory) and that there are distinctive characteristics to the speech acts employed in religious dicourse. 

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BIOMOT

Project addresses the problem of building and sustaining motivation to act for biodiversity by means of a comprehensive rethinking of what value and motivation actually are for people.

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