Mrityunjay Awasthy

Chandigarh(Ut), India

About Mrityunjay

Languages

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Areas of Expertise

Philosophy, Art & Culture , Music, evolution, science, Cognitive Function, Abstraction, Naturalism

I'm passionate about

Knowing

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Mrityunjay Awasthy
Posted over 3 years ago
Role of language in forming concepts
Can't agree more Thomas. Language is essential for our kind of cultures... and its wonderful to see how language connects two entirely different 'things' (in itself?). The ride between both worlds, worlds by essence and worlds as perceived, conveyed, worlds;which language connected, opened to each other...is altogether a new world by every mean.
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Mrityunjay Awasthy
Posted over 3 years ago
Role of language in forming concepts
Thank you everyone for wonderful thoughts and insights. Sorry that I couldn't stay for most of the time but this sure seems to me, a good beginning. I was thinking about "Cognitive Philology", any suggestions (Talks or books)?
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Mrityunjay Awasthy
Posted over 3 years ago
Role of language in forming concepts
True that Tony, Language does help form concepts and this is different with different cultures (and species too I guess, if some kind of language has evolved) as you have rightly pointed in case of Spanish. Many times, everything amazes me and it gets difficult to comprehend simplest things, such as rush of faces in a street, locking of the door, etc etc. We are living on edge of where our species has reached, what it has evolved into. language is like a closed passport marked with evolutionary lingoes one doesn't need to know whats inside, just say tomato, and one is served with the right-red thing we refer to as tomato, so we can keep calling those "Tomatoes" and have as many as we may want :D
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Mrityunjay Awasthy
Posted over 3 years ago
Role of language in forming concepts
Hey Ed, I am just back from a ten days un-foreseen, much- less desired tour and has I had feared, we are few hours from closing on this one. Good to know this gets archived, we can start from where we leave here. it'll be great to have once again... in the meantime, I will check on this website, you may like it too: http://padis2.uniroma1.it:81/ojs/index.php/cogphil/index
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Mrityunjay Awasthy
Posted over 3 years ago
UNIFYING RELIGONS. It Can Happen. Asking for Feedback.
New Struggles: After Buddha was dead, his shadow was still shown for centuries in a cave-a tremendous, gruesome shadow. God is dead; but given the way of men, there may still be caves for thousand of years in which his shadows will be shown.-and we- we still have to vanquish his shadow, too. - From "The Gay Science book three'- Nietzsche
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Mrityunjay Awasthy
Posted over 3 years ago
How should two different groups communicate with each other?
To start with, one has to listen carefully to the audience. Then comes 'Generalization' of 'your' subject. Listening is important here as it helps double check how well one can generalize concepts. Once common grounds are found, you can build the castle how you see it and others will see it too. I think generalizing and de-generalizing in cyclic way is how concepts are shared and ideas propagate until the other person 'owns' your ideas as his or her and would transmit it same way.
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Mrityunjay Awasthy
Posted over 3 years ago
Role of language in forming concepts
You have broadened the scope of conversation Ed :) Not only we are looking into "after" the language part but we have "before" the language "quality of awareness; a source of language now. Allow me to gather what we have here: Concepts are formed(you added quality here)>Language evolves with need of transmitting awareness concepts(still concepts, quality of course helps, relative term though)> Language becomes highest potency of communicable ideas, awareness, a permanent(somewhat) casting mold, limited but focused and much without a utility in all stages of civilization is not casted. So what I see here is a species discovers most economical ways to share, transmit, receive from whoever's concerned. There can be concepts common to many forms of life, or at least are shared with aid of analogies. Language, I once again would say, is most economical, mass based tool, and the is scope of new casts is limited, hence we have ART to compensate for much that we realize isn't fuller. This also covers beautiful Poetry of Rumi you have shared here, thanks a ton. We have good eleven days if you its worth your time
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Mrityunjay Awasthy
Posted over 3 years ago
Is truth relative?
A man to another one standing at distance: - "How you don't see it, looks like you are an idiot" Other man: "From where I look at you, you seem same to me sire"