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Aristotle on Animal Language - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 448
Animal Language/Aristotle/Gadamer: Language is a free and variable possibility of humans in its use. It is also variable for him or her in itself, as long as it offers various possibilities of expression
I 449
of the same thing. The communication possibilities between the animals do not know such variability. This means ontologically that they communicate with each other, but do not communicate about state of affairs as such, the epitome of which is the world. Aristotle already saw this with full clarity: while the call of the animals instructs their conspecifics in a certain behavior, the linguistic communication through the Logos reveals the being itself.(1)

1. Arist. Polit. A 2, 1253 a 10ff.

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.

Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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