Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to make language into an independent realm. — Marx and Engels, The German Ideology Today’s new ideology of globalization i

Authors

  • Dr. J. S. Rohan Savarimuttu B.A., M.A., M.A. (Philosophy & Religion), M.Sc.(Counseling & Psychotherapy), M.Phil., CTE., DIM., PGDHE., PGDIM., Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Languages and Communication Studies, Faculty of Communication and Business Studies, Trincomalee Campus (Eastern University Sri Lanka) Sri Lanka

Abstract

Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have
given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to make language
into an independent realm.
— Marx and Engels, The German Ideology
Today’s new ideology of globalization is infecting large sections of society
pertinently the intellectual life, turning language not only into an independent realm but also
into an all-pervasive realm, an omnipresent sphere so dominant to the extent of extinguishing
human agency. Since human beings are linguistic creatures with arbitrary linguistic
codification, everything is discourse or text. Therefore, one can claim that there is nothing
outside language.
The above claim also navigates one towards a political theory where oppression is
found to be rooted ultimately in the way one is defined linguistically i.e., the way in which
one is situated by words in relation to other words or by hegemony which are structured like
a language.

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Published

2017-10-31

How to Cite

Savarimuttu, D. J. S. R. (2017). Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to make language into an independent realm. — Marx and Engels, The German Ideology Today’s new ideology of globalization i. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 5(10), 7. Retrieved from https://www.ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/3027