How is Our World Formed by Culture and Language?

Earth

Look Around You

Look out at your own present visual field. What you see before you is in the minutest detail framed and formed by culture and language – framed by cultural categories, seen in the light of theories formed by words colored by our feelings and evaluations. Our world is our own self-objectification.

Our Conscious Experience

It remains curiously difficult to recognize that we made it all up. We evolved the entire syllabus. We slowly evolved our own languages, our values, our systems of knowledge, our religions, and our worldviews. We evolved our own subjective consciousness, because the brightness, the consciousness, of conscious experience is a by-product of language.

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