Friday, April 18, 2014
When you make any problem or issue into a matter of words and language, then the arguments are reduced to the limits of the words and language that you use.
The answers to your problems then are in the nature and structure of the words and language used.
The original problem or issue is no longer relevant or even existent—all that exists now are the order, definitions, relationships, and applications of the words used.
Greek philosophy never advanced enough to understand the implications and control of semantics on discourse and dialectics; therefore, it produced word game masters such as Parmenides and Zeno.
This same primitive reasoning, where truth is a game of words, still exists with few exceptions in Western politics, philosophy, psychology, and legal systems whereby you win your argument definitionally.
Posted by Kevin Evertt FitzMaurice, M.S. at 3:28 PM