Language: Choose 2 philosophers with theories on language. Make sure you explain the theories in full. Give examples of how each theory can work or fail us. Do you think language is to blame for misunderstanding? How can we fix this?
Be sure to answer all of the questions posed in fully explained sentences. You will be graded on: Names, Opinions, Theories, Examples and the reason Why you have your beliefs.
Please the source for this essay should be from the textbook "LOOKING AT PHILOSOPHY" 6th Edition By Donald Palmer.
Name Instructor Course Date Phil Essay Many philosophers have tried to argue out the roles language have played in the evolution of human beings. It is evident that language serves some of the critical functions within the experiences of people from peacekeeping to social interaction. Although, communication exists in the other living species, the depth, and complexity of the language used is second to none in human species. Although the philosophers tend to agree on the role of language in human beings, there is a disagreement on how the meaning of language is perceived. This has proved to be a major problem in language by raising the following questions: * "How does language have meaning?" * "What is the relationship between words, symbols, or phrases in language and what they are supposed to refer to?" * "If the phrases, words, symbols or sentences in language have meaning, how can one know this meaning?" Many philosophers came up with their theories regarding the meaning of language to provide answers to the a