David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Behavior and Philosophy 34:109 - 121 (2006)
Language has been traditionally considered as a special psychological or behavioral phenomenon, with a logical status similar to other phenomena such as learning, memory, and thinking. Based on Wittgenstein's notion of language game, I argue that language is not limited to a psychological phenomenon, but rather it constitutes the functional dimensions under which human behavior develops and becomes meaningful. I propose three dimensions of language relevant to human behavior: a) as a medium, b) as an instrument, and c) as a form of life.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Brent Silby (2007). Wittgenstein - Meaning and Representation. Analysis and Metaphysics 6.
Lars Hertzberg (2012). Rhees on the Unity of Language. Philosophical Investigations 35 (3-4):224-237.
Douglas Greenlee (1970). Why Language is Not an Instrument. Dialogue 9 (03):381-388.
Derek Bickerton (1996). Language and Human Behavior. Seattle: University Washington Press.
Jan Pieter M. A. Maes (2005). On Sticking Labels. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):503-504.
Dale Jacquette (1994). Wittgenstein on Private Language and Privat Mental Objects. Wittgenstein-Studien 1 (1).
Manuel Toscano (2012). Language Rights as Collective Rights: Some Conceptual Considerations on Language Rights. Res Publica 27:109-118.
Rush Rhees (1998). Wittgenstein and the Possibility of Discourse. Cambridge University Press.
Joseph Loizzo (1997). Intersubjectivity in Wittgenstein and Freud: Other Minds and the Foundations of Psychiatry. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 18 (4).
Kevin Mulligan (2001). Getting Geist – Certainty, Rules and Us. In Melika Ouelbani (ed.), Cinquantenaire Ludwig Wittgenstein, actes du colloque, Faculté des sciences humaines et sociales. Université de Tunis, Faculté des Sciences Humaines Et Sociales 35-62.
Christopher Lawn (2003). Wittgenstein, History and Hermeneutics. Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (3):281-295.
C. Chihara & Jerry A. Fodor (1965). Operationalism and Ordinary Language: A Critique of Wittgenstein. American Philosophical Quarterly 2 (October):281-95.
Edward H. Minar (1995). Feeling at Home in Language. Synthese 102 (3):413 - 452.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads13 ( #196,399 of 1,727,073 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #211,518 of 1,727,073 )
How can I increase my downloads?