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Do we think in language?

September 1st, 2006 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

The linguistic turn taken by most 20th century philosophers included a tendency to assume that when we think, we think solely in language. When reading Dallas Willard's mind-blowing website, I came across this piece that he wrote in the '70s refuting the supposition that we think in language.

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.