Consider the following quote by the philosopher Ludwig Wittg
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Consider the following quote by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who believed that thought without language was impossible: “The limits of my language are the limits of my life.” For more information on Wittgenstein and his analysis on the primacy of language, watch the video “Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951) The Limits of Language”, located at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgW_PFl-Xs4. Next, examine whether or not it is possible to think without using language. If you believe it is possible, describe the primary ways in which a person might enact so-called “languageless” thinking. If you believe it is not possible, describe what you foresee as major problems with languageless thinking.RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:I think it is possible to think without spoken language but I believe any kind of thought needs to use a vocabulary, whether spoken or silent, in order to properly describe what you are thinking, especially with adjectives. A thought is on opinion based on something seen, heard or observed which has to be translated somehow. Even if the expression of the thought is done in art form, in order to properly articulate the thought into art there needs to be a language / vocabulary in order to know what the thought is and how to process it. I believe that the biggest issue with a languageless thought is the ability to properly articulate to others in a conversation or some other form of expression. Our language, regardless of what you speak, lets us describe in as much or as little detail as we want what we are thinking. If you are trying to relay those thoughts to another person (or group of people0 in a conversation, debate or some other form of display, that thought expression without the proper language to describe it can lose something in interpretation and therefore may lose validity as a fully described thought.
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