Language, mind, and reality

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Yazyk, soznanie, i real'nost'
Author(s): 
Benjamin Lee Whorf
Issue number: 
No.4 (Vol.50)
Pages: 
220-243
Abstract: 

This text is a translation of an article of B.L.Whorf “Language, mind and reality” (first published in 1941). The text was originally written for the journal Theosophist (India) during the last year of Whorf’s life. The article contains a formulation of the principle of linguistic relativity that relates to the idea of that the world picture of a user of a language depends on the grammar of the language she is using. The article also contains a critique of the Western science from Whorf’s theosophist perspective. The paper was translated in Russian by Andrey A. Veretennikov.

 

 

Keywords: 
Whorf, language, mind, reality, relativity
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Whorf B. Language, mind and reality. In: The Theosophist, 1942, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 281–291.

Whorf B. Linguistics as an exact science. In: Technology Review (MIT), 1940, vol. 43, pp. 61–63, 80–83.

Bragdon С. An Introduction to Yoga. New York: Knopf, 1933. 101 p.

DOI: 
10.5840/eps201650481
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