Author Archives: Ian Roth

11/30 – Towards a Language of Well-Being: A Generative Inquiry

November 2018 / Feature Articles

Idealized design, adaptive systems, linguistic evolution, thrivability

Ian Roth

It is commonly recognised that language is a reflection of culture and the reality portrayed by that culture. The reverse of this relationship, despite being less often considered, is no less impactful. The ways language is used serve to create patterns of thought, beliefs, behaviours, cultures, and, ultimately, realities. Wittgenstein claimed that the limits of our language are the limits of our world (68). Though the veracity of this claim continues to be debated, …