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The collective invention of language to access the universe of possible ideas

  • Roy F. Baumeister (a1) and Kathleen D. Vohs (a2)

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Thought uses meaning but not necessarily language. Meaning, in the form of a set of possible concepts and ideas, is a nonphysical reality that lay waiting for brains to become smart enough to represent these ideas. Thus, the brain evolved, whereas meaning was discovered, and language was invented – collectively – as a tool to help the brain use meaning.

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The collective invention of language to access the universe of possible ideas

  • Roy F. Baumeister (a1) and Kathleen D. Vohs (a2)

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