Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
John F. Sowa wrote:
A lot of things we do in life can be viewed as
games. I like
Wittgenstein's later philosophy because he develops
metaphor quite effectively as an explanation of how
works. But as most students and commentators
a lot more detailed examples are necessary to show how
general ideas can be applied.
I'm reading Karl Popper's Logic of
Scientific Discovery, about induction and generalization. I’m
trying to relate that discovery processes to identify the linguistic games that
underlie most conversation. There is always self interest in the speaker
and in the listener, as well as underlying agendae for each.
You’ve indicated you like Wittgenstein also wrt linguistic games
issues. Is there a good reference you would recommend for describing the
details of common linguistic games? Anything automated that would
identify games based on corpora?