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"All of the other ways of knowing are controlled by language." What does this statement mean and do you think its a fair representation of the relashionship between perception, emotion, reason and language?

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"All of the other ways of knowing are controlled by language." What does this statement mean and do you think its a fair representation of the relashionship between perception, emotion, reason and language? The first stage in a argument like this one, is to analize in depth what the meanings of emotion, perception, language and reason are. Starting with language, we can say that is a whole body of words and combinations of words as used in common by a nation, people or race, for the purpose of expressing or communicating their thoughts; also, more widely, the power of expressing thought by verbal utterance. Moreover is the sistematic communication by vocal symbols. It is an universal characteristic of the human species. ...read more.

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In In psychology, emotion is considered a "response to stimuli that involves characteristic physiological changes-such as increase in pulse rate, rise in body temperature, greater or less activity of certain glands, change in rate of breathing-and tends in itself to motivate the individual toward further activity" (Enciclopedia de Psicologia Universal; Pablo Mendriguez). Early psychological studies of emotion tried to determine whether a certain emotion arose before the action, simultaneously with it, or as a response to automatic physiological processes Since emotions are abstract and subjective, however, they remain difficult to quantify: some theories point out that non-Western cultural groups experience emotions quite distinct from those generally seen as "basic" in the West. Perception is an awareness of an object of thought, especially that of apparently external objects through use of the senses. ...read more.

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"All the ways of knowing are controlled by language". In this statement, we are delimiting the boundries of both language and knowing. We are, moreover, saying that the act of aquiring experience is controlled and manipulated in the language in which you are expressing your self. This might be true in a community were the exploit of one, or more than an individual idiom is used; when expressing in that specific dialogue it might alterate your actual basic knowledge and thoughts. Anyhow, tha verbal expression has always been some kind of an obstacle to the sharing of knowledge. Some things can't just be said with verbal actions or frases. What is more, the comprehention of such utilities may vary from person to person, and varie from the cultural and social backgroung of the two or more people that comunicate. ...read more.

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