Philosophy of language is a field of both philosophy that aims to better understanding the nature of meaning, language, and communication.
Factoids tagged with "Philosophy of Language"
The speed and complexity of our thoughts exceed our abilities of language and communication, specifically our ability to convey complex ideas.
Language can be thought of as a system of communication that uses symbols to convey deep meaning. Symbols can be words, images, body language, sounds, etc.
Blog Posts tagged with "Philosophy of Language"
We explain and compare the different types of reasoning methods including deductive, inductive, abductive, analogical, and fallacious reasoning.
To avoid confusion and clarify semantics, one should speak “in terms of” a subject and “in relation to” another subject, and then explain their position from there.
Identity Politics describes identifying with a concept, or being perceived as identifying with a concept, and the social and political implications of that.
There are a few theories that deal with the nature of abstractions including: Dialectics and the Golden Mean theory. We offer a “synthesis” of these theories.
I offer opinions on how to fact-check alternative facts from the perspective of a fact-checker who fact-checks alternative facts. Fact.
We discuss “giving names to concepts” (defining terms), identifying with terms, be identified by terms, and the implications of this.
The Economy of Words: The art of communication using all symbolic measures afforded by technology. Or, how to communicate effectively and participate in the information economy, with thrift, despite the tyranny of the terms.
“Alternative facts” is a term coined by Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to describe questionable information presented as facts.
We discuss racial code words and “dog-whistle politics,” terms that describe the code words politicians use to imply politically incorrect ideas to their base.
Political Correctness (politically correct or PC), describes how much tolerance, sensitivity, censorship, and freedom of expression “is correct” in a given setting.