Monday, November 15, 2010

The Language Matrix

Ludwig Wittgenstein believed that the foundation of language and linguistic meaning is the very basis of philosophy.

The World is made of language. The ability to control language imparts another capability, the control of reality itself, language creates reality. We are enslaved by the linguistic assignments of our culture. An alteration of language can transform our apprehension of the universe. Reality is not independent from our description of it, words wield the power to shape reality. The beliefs we carry form a blade that sculpts wood as readily as it cuts throats.

Main themes covered: linguistic relativity, semantics, semiotics, memes, nlp, newspeak, reality, symbolic representation

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