The Role of Meaning in Human Thinking

@inproceedings{Marsen2008TheRO,
  title={The Role of Meaning in Human Thinking},
  author={Sky Marsen},
  year={2008}
}
The creation of meaning to interpret and communicate perceived phenomena is a fundamental trait of human intelligence. This article explains some major ways in which this is achieved, focusing on language and the perception of embodiment. It examines the representational aspects of natural language, which account for the ambiguity of linguistic signs, and describes how these manifest in metaphor, connotation and emotive expression. The article argues that the human propensity to create meaning… CONTINUE READING