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Miss Zainab Sabra BA, MA

Postgraduate Research Student

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Zainab Sabra is a Postgraduate Research Student in Philosophy at the University of Southampton.

She graduated with a BA and MA from the American University of Beirut. Her MA thesis was focused on depicting the problems faced by the face value and the non-cognitivist approach as semantic theories of religious language.

Research interests

My research interest is to come up with a semantic theory that takes into consideration the practical dimension of religious language which i argue is essential in understanding the meaning of religious utterance and speech. I am planning to do so by showing how the face value and the non cognitivist accounts fail to depict such a dimension. And then I am planning to move forward to prove that religious statements ought to be treated as speech acts by reference to the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Robert Brandom. I intend to highlight the implication of the Wittgensteinean revolution in philosophy of language on some religious texts.

Research group

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology

Affiliate research group

Wittgenstein and Early Analytic Philosophy

I am an instructor in the American University of Beirut. I teach “Ethics” and “introduction to Philosophy”.

Miss Zainab Sabra
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton SO17 1BF, United Kingdom
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