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July 2013 Blog Posts (1)

Word Interlude

Word Interlude

 

You can tell a lot about a culture by considering the distinctions that are used to interpret the world and prescribe behavior.  Concepts get much of their meaning by way of contrast.  We would not have a very full concept of hot, for instance, if we hadn’t also experienced cold.  While we have a tendency to believe that most of the important distinctions we rely upon are permanently inscribed in the universe, a little cross-cultural and trans-historical…

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Added by Erik Lindberg on July 7, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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