Pub Philosophy: Language

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"...It's only words, and words are all I have..."

As the Bee Gees so famously lamented, language sometimes seem to limit our ability to express ourselves adequately. But being tongue-tied mightn't just be a question of forgetfulness.

Philosophers throughout the ages have long pondered on the nature of meaning, the constitution of sentences, the limits of description and the challenge of translation.

So, join your laughably under-qualified host as, within the limits of the English language, Pub Philosophy yakkety-yaks on such questions as...

How do we apprehend meaning in the words of others?
Can words express things that do not exist?
What do we lose when a language becomes extinct?
Sunday, 19th November 2017    6:00pm - 9:30pm
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