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“At first sight…

“At first sight nothing seems easier to understand in the philosophy of language than our own use of proper names: here is the name, there is the object. The name stands for the object.” J. Searle. (1969 Speech Acts. Cambridge: University Press.


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November 23, 2013 · 2:02 pm

Names that don’t do what we believe they do

This  blog is about names we use everyday, names put in language hundreds of years ago. They were passed on from generation to generation from individual to individual. You received them from parents, teachers and elders.  We trust  them to be truth.  But one problem is that some crucial names don’t reflect the facts seen in reality.  Names that don’t reflect and state facts lie and bully.

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November 20, 2012 · 7:33 pm