Philosophy of language is a field of both philosophy that aims to better understanding the nature of meaning, language, and communication.


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Intention Matters Fact

Intention matters in planning, action, and doing. Attention, intention, and impact are all important components of an action.

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What is Identity Politics?

Identity Politics describes identifying with a concept, or being perceived as identifying with a concept, and the social and political implications of that.

Giving Names to Concepts

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 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.

What is an Alternative Fact?

“Alternative facts” is a term coined by Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to describe questionable information presented as facts.

Racial Codes and Dog-Whistle Politics

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.

What Does “Politically Correct” Mean?

Political Correctness (politically correct or PC), describes how much tolerance, sensitivity, censorship, and freedom of expression “is correct” in a given setting.