Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 5(4), pp. 294 - 300
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050407
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Thinking and Language in the Body / Psyche Issue: A Cognitive Ethology Focused on Human Being


Felicia Ceauşu 1,*, George Ceaușu 2
1 Romanian Academy, Iaşi Branch, Romania
2 Faculty of Philosophy, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania

ABSTRACT

This article aims to investigate the relationship between thinking and language. In the early years of life, natural language develops in close connection with intelligence, configuring broadly the features of thought. The child's mind has a limited number of reference systems from which it can, through experience, constitute the qualities that underlie the processing of knowledge and the skills formed at the representation level. In maturity, at the same time as the development of thinking, the mind constructs signification and communication procedures that go beyond natural language. The language of a community is a development environment for the individual due to the close relationship between thinking and speech. By summoning various cultural resources, we can conclude that the language contains our image of the world: in this regard, symbolic imagination is stronger than iconic (based on signs and symptoms of visual). We will address the body / psyche problem and not the body / soul from the point of view of the philosophy of mind. Consequently, we will use the scientific themes of body and psyche. Our body is clearly and distinctly perceived by the other bodies and its perception also indicates a direction of exploration of the world from the inside to the outside: my body, the bodies of the others, then the anorganic bodies in the outer space.

KEYWORDS
Thinking, Language, Psyche

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Felicia Ceauşu , George Ceaușu , "Thinking and Language in the Body / Psyche Issue: A Cognitive Ethology Focused on Human Being," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 294 - 300, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050407.

(b). APA Format:
Felicia Ceauşu , George Ceaușu (2017). Thinking and Language in the Body / Psyche Issue: A Cognitive Ethology Focused on Human Being. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 5(4), 294 - 300. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050407.