Monday, May 25, 2015

on whether every thought can be expressed.

It’s obvious that some thoughts are not expressible in English. Of course, ex hypothesi, I can’t give you any examples. And there’s no inconsistency whatever in expressing this fact in English, for even if their genus is expressible in English (viz. the thoughts which are not expressible in English), it doesn’t follow that their specific difference is thereby expressible in English.


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