Naturalism (the view that it’s material nature all the way down) hasn’t fared much better with human language than with consciousness. The problem is that the things we communicate to each other are often stuff that nature never otherwise knew. Whether it is “We hold these truths …” or “Love your neighbor as yourself,” they are not the counsels of nature as such but of a specifically human nature, which we explore when we explore the human mind. More.
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