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Gärdenfors I 72
Thinking without language/Tomasello/Gärdenfors: thesis: Thinking is more original than language: For example, to assume that language is a cause of human thinking is like the thesis that money is the cause of economics. (Tomasello 1999, p. 94).
Gärdenfors: But even before the money came up, people were trading.
The language was also later added to communication and made it more efficient, just as money made trade more efficient._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Die Ursprünge der menschlichen Kommunikation Frankfurt/M. 2011
The Geometry of Meaning Cambridge 2014
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