Ludwig Wittgenstein

<Ludwig Wittgenstein language game abstract art by (b)ananartista sbuff

Here the term “language-game” is meant to bring into prominence the fact that the speaking of language is part of an activity, or of a form of life. Review the multiplicity of language-game in the following examples, and in others:

* Giving orders, and obeying them—
* Describing the appearance of an object, or giving its measurements—
* Constructing an object from a description (a drawing)—* Reporting an event—* Speculating about an event—
* Forming and testing a hypothesis—
* Presenting the results of an experiment in tables and diagrams—
* Making up a story; and reading it—
* Play-acting—
* Singing catches—
* Guessing riddles—
* Making a joke; telling it—
* Solving a problem in practical arithmetic—
* Translating from one language into another—
* Asking, thanking, cursing, greeting, praying.>>

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