Re: CHAT: Defining Christians
|From:||Bryan Maloney <bjm10@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 1, 1999, 17:29|
On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, Thomas R. Wier wrote:
> people and to cultural phenomena like this. Labels are just that:
> broadly based generalizations that have no a priori relationship to
> that which is labeled (a problem that goes back to Saussure). In
And a problem that actually led to one philosopher inventing two
philosophies (Wittgenstein I and Wittgenstein II). I tend to favor
Wittgenstein II, but I can see how he would have come up with Witt. I in
the first flush of analytical youth, untempered by much experience with
the wider world.
> I say all this because I think it's important when we consider who and
> what we are, and with respect to conlanging, how these matters affect
> the languages we create and the societies that many of us place those
> languages in.
Fuzzy is fun!