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Is thinking possible without language?

  1. Steven Lindquist profile image76
    Steven Lindquistposted 8 months ago

    Is thinking possible without language?

    You may need language to identify thoughts even if language is another sense or form of communicating.

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  2. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 8 months ago

    Do babies not think before they understand language?

    Are all thoughts verbal, or are some of them purely visual, based on things you've seen?

    I think the answer to your question is that yes, thinking is possible without language.

    1. Steven Lindquist profile image76
      Steven Lindquistposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Infants in utero are subject to language and I ask because we seem to need word language to think about the visual communications we receive. Or do we?

  3. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 8 months ago

    Infants can start to puzzle out patterns in the world and cause and event, but without language, they cannot express themselves, learn root causes or learn from others.
    Adults who are without language whether due to injury, illness or disability are severely handicapped and typically have little "thought".

    1. Steven Lindquist profile image76
      Steven Lindquistposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      So those that are without don't think in terms of language communication.

  4. hps-liy profile image52
    hps-liyposted 8 months ago

    It's kind of philosophical question about the logic, syllogism of Aristotle.

 
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