Re: [Sartre] Re: Sartre and Surface Sanity
- In a message dated 5/18/00 11:25:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Hi! I just wanted to ask: to say that every word means something
implies that there is a 'something' that every word is referring to.
This something is our perception of reality. So language becomes a
collection of 'signs' that refer to our perception of reality. Now,
if all this is correct then i really dont understand language as
being a defense against reality.
Although I really don't know, I would guess that language would be a defense
against reality because we can hide behind it. We can see the words, the
symbols, but we ignore the real thing. That seems pretty obvious; maybe
there is more implied there. I guess I would compare it to rituals--we often
get caught up in the tradition and forget the reason for it.