Do We Think in Words?

  • by J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by John-Michael Kuczynski
  • 0 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This briskly written little book rigorously establishes that in order to be able to use language, it is necessary to be able to think and, consequently, that linguistic ability is not constitutive of cognitive ability. But it is also explained why it is that linguistic ability so greatly enhanced cognitive ability. Wittgenstein's famous Private Language and Rule Following Arguments are assiduously analyzed and decisively refuted. At the same time, so Kuczynski demonstrates, a viable analysis of the relationship between language and thought can be understood in terms of the shortcomings of these two arguments.


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best philosphical work of the last 100 years

Would you consider the audio edition of Do We Think in Words? to be better than the print version?


What other book might you compare Do We Think in Words? to and why?

maybe something by Michael Dummett

Which scene was your favorite?

hands down, the part where he is talking about the reasons why linguistic competence enhances cognitive competence

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

'in consciousness, otherwise mutually isolated streams of cognition converge'

Any additional comments?

I like the part about conscious images being comparable to computer desktop icons. plus, the author really understand Wittgenstein.

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Made me think

If you could sum up Do We Think in Words? in three words, what would they be?

Language presupposes thought.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Do We Think in Words??

The analysis of the cognitive role of consciousness

Would you listen to another book narrated by John-Michael Kuczynski?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

too long for that, too much information for one sitting

Any additional comments?

a profound book

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2016
  • Publisher: John-Michael Kuczynski