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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!