Friday, February 21, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Smells, peaches, language.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-02-21]: A Malaysian language describes smells as precisely as English describes colors. Researchers had assumed all humans were just bad at describing odors, but it turns out that's a cultural problem, not a biological one. [1] We cannot talk about something if we do not have the word about it. But word on no word, the other one cannot understand ANYTHING unless he has experienced the same thing! A peach is sweet. But you will never understand that unless you taste one!

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