Consider the following quote by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who believed that thought without language was impossible.
"The limits of my language are the limits of my life."
For more information on Wittgenstein and his analysis on the importance of language, watch the video Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951) The Limits of Language.
Next, examine whether it is possible to think without using language. If you believe it is possible, describe the primary ways in which a person might enact so-called "languageless" thinking. If you believe it is not possible, describe what you foresee as major problems with languageless thinking.
1. When did you last use a metaphor to express your thoughts? Provide the metaphor and explain how you used it. Can you think of a new metaphor?
2. Precising definitions are used to eliminate ambiguity or vagueness. When was the last time you redefined a word to clarify what you were trying to express to another person?
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.