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    Re: Considering Language

    I love this quote by Freud but to make the words more precise................I would have said;

    Thoughts lead to words which have magical power.

    Now you have my thoughts on the subject....
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    Re: Considering Language

    This is an interesting article written by Paul Kingsnorth about language and its power and influence. His description of the current use of language in the political environment is rather perceptive....
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    Re: Considering Language

    Thank you Mike and Ernie, some very interesting musings. A few snippets that particularly struck me:



    That's an interesting way of looking at the web - a kind of supercharged language. I agree:...
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    Re: Considering Language

    Bill asked an interesting question about the intertwining of language and thought.

    Here's Wilhelm von Humboldt (a Prussian philosopher, linguist, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of...
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    Considering Language

    This is a thread to consider and think about language.

    Language has many different aspects, it might be considered as:
    * a tool of thought,
    * a means of communication,
    * a way to express...
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