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