Cash Value of Meaning and Truth
October 8, 2016 Leave a comment
Market place of the moment — Development of Meaning —— Pragmatism.
To better understand William James’s metaphor of the Cash Value of Truth, I would like to make a case that “Cash value of Meaning” would be an improved word choice for today.
This is to say that from a subjective stand point, a person decides what is meaningful and how meaningful in any given context ( family social, work social environmental, aesthetically such as Studying a sculpture in a gallery) etc), in a market like process. Each context has own meanings, finally interpreted by the person, himself in his own interests.
A simplified example two people in the context of conversation.
Each person brings memory, previous opinion, biology, world view, diction and present mood into the field of conversation. This context of meeting includes the physical location, and participants, including anything in the background. It maybe limited to what was discussed. If the two converse freely, the talking…
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