Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Maps and Words

Module 6

Outcomes in applying the knowledge that "the word is not the thing"

1. The consciousness that life is lived on two levels: verbal and non-verbal.

2. This attitude: the word is not the fact.

3. The habit of asking, “Do the words fit the facts?” Pupils who are trained to apply this habit should make fewer false identifications. They should know that talking about a situation is not doing something about it; that saying, “I didn’t know,” does not justify mistakes.

4. The habit of asking, “Can I observe the answer to this question for myself?” rather than always rushing to the nearest book or person for the answer.

(The above outcomes are
taken from Minteer, Words and What They Do To You, Lesson  4)
Proceed to Module 7

RETURN HOME


border

Notice from the Institute regarding borrowed text: Permission is hereby granted to share electronic and hard copy versions of this text with individuals under circumstances in which no direct payment is made by those to whom the text is given for the text itself, the volume or other medium or online service in which it is included, tuition or other payment for the course or seminar, and so forth. This notice must remain a part of the text. Any other use is reserved to the Institute of General Semantics and/or the author and requires prior permission. For further information, e-mail the Institute (institute@general-semantics.org) or write: The Institute of General Semantics, 86 85th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209-4208, USA.