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Friday, June 19, 2020

Serious Mistakes: About How One Realm of Meanings Underlies the Diversity of Languages

The latest issue of the Center’s weekly, The Great Ideas Online (No. 1048), discussed this chapter of Intellect: Mind Over Matter, by Mortimer Adler.

"There may be one and the same reality for all of us and human experience may have a common core, but is the mind, and especially the intellect, of all human beings essentially the same? Is there one human mind, having specific properties common to all members of the human species, just as there are common anatomical and physiological properties common to all of us? Or is there a diversity of minds varying according to the diversity of languages in use and varying with the diversity of cultures in which the mind is reared?"

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