On the philosophy of language — Part II

by Sal Scilicet Dictionaries clearly do not define reality and most certainly do not reveal how words are used on the street. We do not live within the neat and orderly context of a dictionary. Life is infinitely more complicated and messy. We all use and misuse words at random as the irrational inclination of the … Continue reading On the philosophy of language — Part II

On the philosophy of language — Part I

by Sal Scilicet It’s never a very good idea, I know, when witnessing a regular saloon brawl, or when two large dogs, all bristle, slobber and grin, are noisily asserting unspecified territorial prerogatives, to come injudiciously betwixt, among and between the contenders in order to call a truce and tend to the wounded. Nevertheless, I would … Continue reading On the philosophy of language — Part I