Linguistic behaviorism

Linguistic behaviorism: Any theory or school of thought which adopts language expressions as its sole referent and excludes the inner world or “fields” of thought and feeling. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia… Read More

Linguistic idealism

Linguistic idealism: The dominant tendency of philosophy to decouple language from its referents within autonomous and self-referential discourses. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Linguistic turn

Linguistic turn: (1) A sea-change in contemporary philosophy beginning with a British-led turn of analysis from the early twentieth century on to concepts, propositions and language use as the primary object of inquiry and explanation in the apparent belief that herein was found the logical form of reality and knowledge (Moore, Russell, the early Wittgenstein,… Read More

Living conditions

Living conditions: Living conditions are the everyday environment of people, where they live, play and work. These living conditions are a product of social and economic circumstances and the physical environment – all of which can impact upon health – and are outside of the immediate control of the individual. Reference: modified definition The Ottawa… Read More

Logic

Logic: (objective) regulating principles of reality, meaning and truth; (subjective) the systematic study of systems of natural language or artificial notations. The study of arguments and things essential to their appraisal as good or bad. The normative study of good reasoning.There are as many types of logic, as there are types of reasoning, but logic is most closely… Read More

Logical operator

Logical operator: Expressions that connect terms, sentences and variables of various sorts in logical systems. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.