Re: [Sartre] Meaning of words (was: Sartre on Nationality and Sexuality)
- "I would condemn someone definitively for a linguistic mannerism, but not because I'd seen him murder his mother." Jean-Paul Sartre, The War Diaries, p.47.----- Original Message -----From: Marc GirodSent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 10:33 PMTo: Sartre@yahoogroups.comSubject: Re: [Sartre] Meaning of words (was: Sartre on Nationality and Sexuality)
CB> Dictionaries describe the settled meanings of words, you only need
CB> a prescription if you are ill, in some sense.
I believe Christopher makes my point.
Even if his command of /English/ is probably better than mine, he shows
that his use of /language/ is primitive.
Obviously, looking for the definition of "prescription" alone in a
pocket dictionary is not enough to grasp the meaning of my words.
Which was not his purpose.