CLLAM Seminar: Agustin Vicente (Ikerbasque/University of the Basque Country)
Datum: fredag 1 april 2022
Tid: 10.00 – 12.00
Speaking for thinking vs Thinking for Speaking
Two connected questions that arise for anyone interested in inner speech are whether we tell ourselves something that we have already thought; and, if so, why we would tell ourselves something that we have already thought. In this contribution I focus on the first question, which is about the nature and the production of inner speech. While it is usually assumed that the content of what we tell ourselves is exactly the content of a non-linguistic thought, I argue that there can be a lot of transformation in the process of converting a thought into words. Thus, the content of what we tell ourselves, being intrinsically linguistic, is different from the content of the thought our speech transmits. Fleshing out this kind of approach.
Senast uppdaterad: 14 februari 2023
Sidansvarig: Department of Philosophy