Philosophy Club | What Can't we Say?

Body Language 50 - Igor Shrayer

When we ask ourselves about the limits of what language can express, we are both asking if we are allowed to say everything and if it is possible to say everything.


We also have to ask ourselves what "everything" means: can words describe every nuance of our sensations, perceptions, emotions? The relationship we have with our interlocutor also plays a role in our feeling comfortable saying what we truly think. And looking within the context of political correctness, we'll explore why it would or would not be ok to say whatever we want. 

We'll look to our own experience as well as what some philosophers like Hegel, Bergson, and Austin had to say about topics like performative language, language as social power, and words as labels. 




Location: Living Room

Address will be shared with attendees.

Living Room Salons are members only and take place in an apartment to provide an intimate learning environment.




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