Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.

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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I 94
Language/thinking/Pinker: we do not think in our mother tongue.
I 451
PinkerVsWhorf: the English have no word for gloating, but they know exactly what is meant - all the strange feeling words can be acquired - Margeret Mead: thesis: the people of Samoa are dispassionate - PinkerVsMead: unbelievable - Derek FreemanVsMead: debunked this as misrepresentation.

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.

Pi I
St. Pinker
Wie das Denken im Kopf entsteht München 1998

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-03-20