General Conclusion

  • Marc Dominicy


After five days of listening to papers on varied topics and taking part in often emotional discussions — which have opened one minds to unexpected and unexplored paths of research — we can still single out one common issue which influenced the whole debate. In fact, we have been discussing — in different, and sometimes incompatible vocabularies — the relationships that exist between language and knowledge. In doing this we ran the risk of being imprisoned in a perennial debate, and of oscillating between one position and the other without any result. We have averted this danger because, instead of starting from syntheses likely to suffer from eclecticism, vacuity or doctrinairism, we explored particular problems, whose specificity must not lead us to put aside the theoretical implications.


Linguistic General Situational Evidence Emotional Discussion Platonic Conception Platonic Ideal 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Dominicy
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  1. 1.University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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