|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._____________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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Language / Hacking: (goes back to the Leakey family (?)) Thesis: language was invented out of boredom, to tell each other jokes around the campfire.
Thesis: the first word that was needed was something to express: "real" e.g. "No, not this, but this here is real": (To the rest of you could point). - Even before the name (for absent objects) one needed logical constants. Instead of "Me Tarzan, you Jane" - "This real" Once a way of representing is found (e.g. pointing) followed by a second-order term in tow.
VsHacking: pointless to set up a theory that can not be confirmed._____________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.
Einführung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996