Things and Words

“Things are like words. They have meaning, but that meaning isn’t singlevoiced and exclusive. Even so, we almost always undestand words and things well. We rarely run into a word that genuinely stumps us, and we rarely encounter things that we stare blanky, saying: ‘What the heck is that? Is it a car part or something I can eat?’ It happens, but it’s rare. Nor do we ever run into a word or thing that we insist can mean only one thing. (…) Things and words do not have meanings apart from us.” [página 182-183].

WEINBERGER, David. The morality of links. TUROW, Joseph;LOKMAN, Tsui. (Ed.) The hyperlinked society:questioning connections in the digital age. An Arbor: The Universty of Michigan Press, 2008.


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