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Language not mysterious? [¿El lenguaje no es misterioso?]

Taylor, Charles

In this article argue that is linguistic rationalism is guilty of ignoring the fact that an understanding of the non-conceptual realm of disclosive symbolic forms —those that are used to make, for example, a feeling or a way of being accessible to someone without asserting it— is also a necessary feature of participation in linguistic practice. I suggest that Brandom is dangerously close to displaying a scientistic insensitivity to an important and positive sense in which our linguistic practice ought to remain mysterious to us.

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