Week 8 discussion ( critical thinking )

 

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 importance of language, watch the video Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951) The Limits of Language.

Please respond to the following:

  • Examine whether 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.