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Humboldt's Philosophy of Language. Language and Thought

Essay 2017 6 Pages

Philosophy - Theoretical (Realisation, Science, Logic, Language)

Summary

Culture is a value-network, which the expression of meaning is inevitably linked to language. Therefore, culture and language are inseparable. Yet, is language purely expressing our thoughts? In his book "On Language: The Diversity of Human Language Structure and its Influence on the Mental Development of Mankind", Wilhelm von Humboldt, a German philosopher, linguist, diplomat and educator, pointed out for the first time that, the nature of language influences the worldview of a nation (German: Weltanschauung).

With regard to Humboldt’s obscure writing and pivotal doctrine, further elaboration will not be recounted in this paper. Only some relevant theories will be extracted to apply on the interpretation of the relationship between language and thought.

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Pages
6
Year
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783668534025
File size
516 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v376304
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Humboldt Language Thought Philosophy

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