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by Exan
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

Impenitent wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:28 pm

we are never speaking of the exact same things...
So, what is your honest opinion about this thread?
by Exan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is more authentic?
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: What is more authentic?

It makes sense that there are many levels of being and understanding. That's why it's humorous when we think we've "arrived" or when we think we see/understand the definitive "what is". Many people try to achieve the real authenticity by practicing ancient ways of life and religion such as Yoga, Bu...
by Exan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is more authentic?
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: What is more authentic?

I think of authenticity more as being truthful and open about who oneself is essentially being in any given moment... rather than, say, acting from habits/ideas that one attaches themselves to. I know so many people who do their best to open themselves - to find and show what they have behind "habi...
by Exan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

Impenitent wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:26 am

the things you sense give you your perceptual definitions

no one else senses exactly as you do through your senses

each instance is unique although they may share similar names

If so, how can we communicate and understand each other?
by Exan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is more authentic?
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: What is more authentic?

Walker wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:29 pm
I have no special meaning of the word. How about you?
We live in the time when the slogan “Be Yourself” has become an imperative. That means that we must be authentic. So, for me, authenticity is a way of becoming different of myself, not authentic at all.
by Exan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is more authentic?
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: What is more authentic?

Walker wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:07 pm

Non-eye contact is more authentic, as any ape with sense knows, and natural selection takes care of the foolish apes.

Both humans in France and humans in USA authentically and heavily rely on peripheral vision.

So do apes.
What does "authenticity" mean for you?
by Exan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is more authentic?
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: What is more authentic?

In both the USA and France, and perhaps Canada, mindful eye contact always serves the purpose of intent. Do you have a personal experience of communication in all these countries? My impression is that the direct eye contact in North America has become a prevailing and unavoidable cultural norm. I ...
by Exan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

Impenitent wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:16 pm

thinking in language... the monological may have dialogical characteristics, but they are not completely similar

So, could you explain and elaborate your point?
by Exan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is more authentic?
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: What is more authentic?

Dalek Prime wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:55 pm
Montreal is more authentic than Toronto.
It looks like French thinkers (Foucault, Deleuse, Derrida, Guattari) are not popular in North America.
by Exan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5463

Re: Failure of "I".

I think that Felix Guattari brought a good example of how "I' and consciousness are actually split into multiple heterogenic components, nevertheless composing one whole assemblage: “When we drive, we activate subjectivity and a multiplicity of partial consciousness connected to the car ‘s technolog...
by Exan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5463

Re: Failure of "I".

In these respects the nature of "I" relativistically maintains itself through expansion and contraction across time. Social-cultural assemblages follow this same set up as the act of being of one culture observes the consumption and reproduction of other cultures...I may have to elaborate further o...
by Exan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

monologically, one understands completely the meanings and definitions of the terms one uses dialogically, there is a difference of interpretation... Bakhtin wrote:"An essential (constitutive) maker of the utterance is its quality be addressed to someone, its addressivity. This addressee can be an ...
by Exan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

Those are good examples of why "I speak" is still a problem. Why do you call this a problem? it causes grief to whom? It is not a problem. It happens, but it harms no one, it is not disruptive, it is not vicious or malignant, it is not harmful to anyone by any stretch of imagination. It is benign. ...
by Exan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

thinking in language... the monological may have dialogical characteristics, but they are not completely similar Why not? According to the theory of inner speech, developed by Lev Vygotsky, inner speech is the result of the process of interiorization of a child's egocentric speech, which is complet...
by Exan
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

speaking without an immediate audience (aside from oneself) is an internal event... If we consider a monologue (what was Hamlet’s audience?), or so-called “inner speech,” we can not find an audience, physically present at the instance of utterance generation. Nevertheless, in both cases, speech act...