Introduction

Jon Hellevig
Articles, Lectures
and presentations

Publications
Book reviews
Blog
Contact

Legal Services in Russia
Business Administration
Outsourcing in Russia

Market Research in Russia
Accounting Services in Russia
Recruitment and HR services
in Russia

Corporate Trainings in Russia

Social Practices and
Interpretation of Feelings

Speech and Language
Speech vs. Language
Language - Interpretation of
Feelings

Evolution of Speech
Memory
Mind and Consciousness
A Study of Expressions and
Interpretations

Homeostasis
Language as Language
Practices

Meaning
Mental Processes
Materialism Reinterpreted -
New Dualism

Biological Paradigm
What is art!
Competitionism
Wittgenstein
Things
Perceptions
Competition
Competitive Method
Empiricism,
Intuition and a priori

Infinite Variances
Economics
Language-games
Logic
Mathematics
Truth
Law
Competitive Justice
Rule-by-Justice
Moral
Conceptual Method of Science
Words
Russia
European Union
Mottos and quotes

 
A Study of Expressions and Interpretations

Acts of speech, verbal behavior, can be studied as objects of a natural science as the behavior corresponds to real organic processes. Language, however, cannot be studied as a natural science; language and all the hypothetical elements of language are mere perceptual abstractions and do not correspond to anything material; language and its elements lack mass and energy and can therefore not be studied as real objects. Language practices can only be described, interpreted in words. - I propose to include linguistics into a broader study of expressions and interpretations with a clear differentiation between (i) the biological abilities to express and interpret, and (ii) the social practices which constitute human language. Further this entails that both in relation to the social sphere and the biological we have to study, not language, but expressions, that is, study the biology of how expressions are organically produced and the social practices of expression. By thus calling for a study of expressions and interpretations instead of a study of the more narrow fields of speech and language another crucial implication follows. This is the necessity to admit into the realm of the study the whole act of bodily expressions and not only the alphabetical symbols by which we in abstraction depict the perceptions we form merely on the sound-patterns in exclusion of all the other aspects of the speech act.



Click here to download free PDF file



Click here to download free PDF file



Click here to download free PDF file



Click here to download free PDF file
© 2017 Jon Hellevig