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Emotive meaning

Brief definition:

The type of meaning that we feel something (language, an object, a symbol) has when it makes an impact on us and produces an emotional response. This type of meaning is assumed by analytic philosophy to be completely separable from cognitive meaning – a separation that is challenged by the embodied meaning thesis.

For more detailed discussion see the ‘Embodied meaning’ page

About Robert M Ellis

Robert M Ellis is the founder and chair of the Middle Way Society, and author of a number of books on Middle Way Philosophy, including the introductory 'Migglism' and the more in-depth 'Middle Way Philosophy' series. He has a Christian background, and about 20 years' past experience of practising Buddhism, but it was his Ph.D. studies in Philosophy that set him on the track of developing a systematic account of the Middle Way beyond any specific tradition. He has earned his living mainly by teaching, and more recently by online tutoring.

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