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Unformatted text preview: : T HE P ICTURE THEORY OF MEANING CONTAINED GRAVE MISTAKES • A FTER 16 YEARS OF REFLECTION WE HAVE A RATHER DIFFERENT APPROACH : MEANING AS USE MEANING OF A WORD IS HOW IT ’ S USED IN A PARTICULAR LANGUAGE GAME L ANGUAGE GAMES 1. CONSIST OF LANGUAGE AND ACTIONS THAT GO ALONG WITH IT . 2. SPEAKING OF LANGUAGE IS PART OF AN ACTIVITY OR A FORM OF LIFE P ROBLEM WITH A UGUSTINE ’ S PICTURE OF LANGUAGE 1. LEARNING LANGUAGE AS A CHILD IS LIKE GOING INTO A FOREIGN COUNTRY WITHOUT KNOWING THE LANGUAGE 2. BUT WHAT IF THE CHILD ALREADY THINKS AND JUST DOES NOT SPEAK T HOUGHTS ON P HILOSOPHY 1. “ FOR PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS ARISE WHEN LANGUAGE GOES ON HOLIDAY “ 2. “WHAT IS YOUR AIM IN PHILOSOPHY ? TO SHOW THE FLY THE WAY OUT OF THE FLY BOTTLE ?” 3. W HAT YOU MEAN IS INSIDE OF YOUR HEAD 4....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Stanlick during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Fall '08