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THE POWER OF WORDS
Have you ever been puzzled by the meaning of a sentence despite understanding every single word in that sentence? Or vice versa, thinking that you understand the sentence but not knowing a clear definition of some of the words in that sentence?
Come along to the Philosophers Corner for a presentation by Jes S. Gisbert psychologist, philosopher and founder of this group, where he will give us insights into the connection between the human mind and the understanding of language as a social phenomenon.
Understanding intelligence is about understanding how humans produce language and relate to the objective world in the context of their surroundings.
Jes will throw some light on how we have been able to produce a complex system of communication - namely human language, as a universal capability. He will explain the difficulties involved in communication and how some of the fallacies, an important part in the study of logic, create misunderstandings.
Why do we struggle to understand reality? It can be due to the voluntary or involuntary distortions that we create in language. Being aware of these distortions helps us clarify the message and avoid conflict between the words we use and the facts.
"We see what we believe it is, but how we see it has been shaped by others as well." (Jes. S. Gisbert)
This free presentation is open to the public, reflecting the policy of The Philosophers Corner to spread culture and knowledge. However we appreciate a ‘gold coin donation’ to help us cover the costs of delivering our presentations, and sharing of philosophical ideas. The presentation will be recorded and available for purchase by members.
Where: Ariel Bookshop 42 Oxford Street Paddington NSW
When: Wednesday 2 March 2011 at 7:15pm.
After the presentation and questions from the audience, join us across the road at The Beauchamp Hotel for a refreshment (The Beauchamp is at 267 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, 2010).
Edited by Alec on Feb 14, 2011 4:29 PM