Language and thought – El lenguaje y el pensamiento


 
"Language is the art of concealing thoughts; thoughts are the art of concealing truth."  Krishna Menon

"… Ludwig Wittgenstein and John Searle have pointed to language as the ‘net’ through which we define the world around us.  It is the language we use that defines ‘things out there’ as objects, separate from other objects and ourselves.  Searle says that we experience the world through the linguistic categories that we have defined and this method of ‘representation’ is intimately tied up with the experience itself so that the two can hardly be separated … it seems to be very difficult for us to be aware of perception itself without the mental name and commentary that goes with it … it is the process of language acquisition that introduces notions of separation and the sense of subject and object."   (Dennis Waite, The Book of One, page 130)
 
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El lenguaje es el arte de ocultar los pensamientos; los pensamientos son el arte de ocultar la verdad.  Krishna Menon
 
… Ludwig Wittgenstein y John Searle se han referido al lenguaje como una ‘red’ a través de la que definimos el mundo a nuestro alrededor. El lenguaje que usamos es el que define "cosas ahí fuera" como objetos separados de otros objetos y de nosotros mismos. Searle dice que experimentamos el mundo por medio de categorías linguísticas que hemos definido, y este método de ‘representación’ está íntimamente ligado a la  experiencia misma, de modo que apenas pueden los dos ser separados… parece ser muy difícil para nosotros ser conscientes de la  percepción misma sin el nombre mental y el comentario que la acompañan… el proceso de la adquisición del lenguaje es el que introduce las nociones de separación y el sentido de sujeto y objeto.
 
Dennis Waite, The Book of One, p. 130)

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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