linguistic turn
Definition - A major development in 20th century Western philosophy that saw a focus shift from metaphysics and epistemology to the use and structure of language. It stressed that:
(1) The use of language in itself creates certain philosophical problems and
(2) The language you use shapes the thoughts you think (see Sapir–Whorf hypothesis).

Etymology -
According to the essay collection Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the Reification of Language, the phrase was coined by the the Austrian philosopher Gustav Bergmann.



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