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Language and the Soul
A look at early views of language in relation to the individual spirit or soul.
# 134219 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Philosophy (General) , Language (General)

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This paper examines the 18th and early 19th century view of language in relation to the individual spirit or soul. The paper then relates references to duality to American pragmatism's arguments of the bifurcated self that is challenged by unfamiliar values or other 'threats' to the self.

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"American pragmatism is said to have accepted a dual understanding of language and belief in that which tends to remain with the person through life, and explorations of one's particular nature through others. This paper investigates what two significant European philosophers had to comment on language in relation to the human soul, as can produce arguments in the present of human thought may or may not have reached a kind of termination, in terms of new directions, or have come to involve the individual's search for self understanding, alone. American pragmatism..."

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