Spreading the Word: Philosophy of Language and Communication

This Friday I share with you a video on the relationship between language and communication. In it, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Karen Lewis explores what is considered to be the most philosophically influential theory on the question of how what we mean is related to what we sayH.P. Grice’s theory of pragmatics. I found this extremely illuminating and helpful in better understanding the process of misunderstanding as a phenomenon that happens when we fail to cooperate in our communicative act. Also, while searching for this Friday’s post material I was lucky enough to come across Wireless philosophy (Wi-Phi) webpage (were you will find this video). It offers a wealth of open access resources on various philosophical topics. I have just discovered them today but I know I will be exploring their project in greater detail. Enjoy! Link to the video: Gricean Pragmatics

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling. My Fridays’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

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