Spoken Language vs. Written Language in John Dewey’s Philosophy
Keywords:John Dewey; philosophy; human communication; spoken language; written language.
In this paper, I aim at presenting John Dewey’s conception regarding the importance of spoken language for the development and the regulation of human social behaviour. Even if the famous American philosopher also appreciates written language, he states that modern man, precisely because he resorts so frequently to writing, overlooks the essential nature of human communication. Consequently, to Dewey, just as to the ancients, the observation that verba volant is more important than the consideration that scripta manent.
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