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Affectivity in Political Language (Part I)

DozentIn: Prof. Dr. phil. Achim Stephan , Priv.Doz. Dr. phil. Uwe Meyer , Dr. phil. Imke von Maur

Veranstaltungstyp: Studienprojekt

Ort: 50/315

Zeiten: Mo. 12:00 - 16:00 (wöchentlich)

Beschreibung: This philosophical study project is situated at the intersection of language and affectivity. The goal is to illuminate current political, affectively loaden phenomena from the perspective of language. We aim to understand the role of language in bringing about specific emotions as well as more persistent affects such as moods, atmospheres and existential feelings. Which kinds of affect can be instrumentalized through language? How can language be (mis)used to serve some speaker’s goals? How does language contribute to or even enable an identification of people with a political movement?
To provide a shared theoretical background against which to answer these (and most likely many more) questions, an obligatory part of this study project will be to visit Imke von Maur’s seminar “Philosophy of Emotions (Intensive Course)”.

In order to become part of this srtudy project, it is necessary to write a short motivational letter explicating your research interests. Please make clear which semester you are enrolled in, what you have mainly studied so far and what interests you the most about this study project.

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