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"
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 digital paper. Or, how to communicate effectively, and with thrift.
“Alternative facts” is a term coined by Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to describe questionable information presented as facts.
You can’t say the N-Word anymore, but that doesn’t stop people from using vaguely racist code words. Here is a discussion on racial code words used in “dog-whistle” politics in America.
Political Correctness (PC) generally describes the debate surrounding tolerance, sensitivity, and self-or-state censorship. More specifically, it refers to the “correct” treatment of groups, in the context of current politics, regarding language and policies.