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Mind and Language

Philosophical Research on Mental and Linguistic Phenomena

A number of Manchester philosophers work on issues in the Philosophy of Mind and Language. Our research investigates a wide range of mental and linguistic phenomena, including the nature of representation, reference, meaning, truth, action, perception, self-awareness, and the interface between semantics and pragmatics.

At Manchester, research in the Philosophy of Mind and Language is pursued in recognition of its kinship with other areas of philosophical enquiry. As such, our work on the Philosophy of Mind and Language is deeply interconnected with work on Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Engaged Philosophy, and the History of Analytic Philosophy. We also have strong links with academics in both Linguistics and Psychology, regularly engaging in interdisciplinary research.

In addition to wide-ranging workshops, conferences, and research projects, we run regular reading groups and seminars in the philosophy of mind and language. For further information about the Mind Reading Group, contact Joel Smith. For information on the Semantics Lab, contact Graham Stevens.

We welcome expressions of interest from prospective master's and PhD students, and from postdoctoral researchers who would like to come to Manchester to work on the philosophy of mind and language. Take a look at our page for prospective postgraduate researchers.

For general queries about Mind and Language at Manchester, please contact Joel Smith or Graham Stevens.