Challening Linguistic Determinism | Kinguistics

I’ve never been a great believer in Linguistic Determinism. That said, too many philosophers – all much smarter than me – have argued their points persuasively: “Whereof one cannot speak; thereof, one must say nothing!” And as for those who say that language cannot be trusted because it allows us to describe things that don’t exist, or which are untrue… Don’t get me started!

But I feel like the past year (and a bit) has reinforced my view that we can, in fact, extend our knowledge and understanding independently of language and that we don’t need our passions or impressions to have been…

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