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Language, philosophy: language is a set of phonetic or written coded forms fixed at a time for the exchange of information or distinctions within a community whose members are able to recognize and interpret these forms as signs or symbols. In a wider sense, language is also a sign system, which can be processed by machines. See also communication, language rules, meaning, meaning change, information, signs, symbols, words, sentences, syntax, semantics, grammar, pragmatics, translation, interpretation, radical interpretation, indeterminacy.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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George Berkeley on Language - Dictionary of Arguments

Avramides I 140
BerkeleyVsLocke: no "generalizing forces" - linguistic generalization is no generalization of mind. - Singular names do not have to give rise to the understanding of ideas. >Generalization
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It is not the main purpose of language to evoke ideas.
Instead: even eliciting of passion discouraging and encouraging of actions, etc.
>Ideas, >Understanding.
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Breidert I 228ff
Language/Berkeley: Philosophical errors are often explained linguistically. - Incorrect projection: the idea of a thing.
Ambiguity: "something" or "a thing": is applicable to ideas or acts of will.
Ideas/Berkeley: ideas of things perceived.
Notion/Berkeley: concept of a mind and its activities.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
G. Berkeley
I Breidert Berkeley: Wahrnnehmung und Wirklichkeit, aus Speck(Hg) Grundprobleme der gr. Philosophen, Göttingen (UTB) 1997
Avr I
A. Avramides
Meaning and Mind Boston 1989

Ber I
W. Breidert
Berkeley
In
Grundprobleme der großen Philosophen, J. Speck (Hg), Göttingen 1997


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