Words and Objects

Jakob Meløe


I shall talk about words and objects, but at some point it will turn out that I have also been talking about concepts and practices. The concepts and practices I will be talking about, will be the concepts and practices of practical work. I shall be doing so by discussing one example at some length, and since I have spent the last two months in a fishing village in Northern Norway, trying to learn about the world of coastal fishing, I shall take my example from that world. But the scenes I describe are drawn from my first visit to a fishing village, several years ago. And the one long conversation is a construction out of several short ones.


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; word; object; learning; practice; concept; example; explanation; remark; understanding

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