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the clue is in his view on language


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Posted by Jan (145.53.141.105) on September 03, 2003 at 01:10:37:

In Reply to: Compensatory Narcissism/Inventive Style? posted by Jan (145.53.141.105) on September 03, 2003 at 01:05:54:

Humpty Dumpty's view of language, that 'when I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.' But if the fact of the differences is really taken into consideration, what is implied is that no one can be sure that 'their' meaning corresponds precisely with anyone else's, so, whatever we think we may be saying, we cannot be sure how it will be taken by someone else - Humpty Dumpty was lost in a narcissistic illusion.

JDB





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