An analysis of language will explain everything about thought in the same way that an exhaustive knowledge of any tool will explain everything about the product. We will understand everything about the car by looking at the assembly line, foundry, etc (the laborers can be seen as part of the machinery, as far as the example is concerned)

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  1. desiderius said,

    October 27, 2009 at 8:47 am

    An analysis of language will explain everything about thought…

    This all depends on the precision of the language itself and whether or not what occurs in thought can be accurately expressed in spoken/written language, assuming that there actually exists a precise vocabulary, such that there is a 1:1 relations between thought:word.


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