We've really gotta sort this out guys. (x-post /r/chemicalreactiongifs)

It seems to be that if there is not a word for something, it does not exist in the collective mentality of a culture.

Any specific example? Because there are tons of examples where words in one language do not translate to any in another language, but that doesn't mean the culture has no concept of the meaning.

Therefore by learning the language, one inherently learns the philosophy as well.

Again, any example where once you learn the word, the concept that was hidden before is suddenly clear?

I have failed to communicate this understanding I have in my head to you, seemingly in demonstration of this linguistic limitation.

There is a difference between the ability to do something and the possibility of doing something. That is what separates great writers from people like us...the ability to communicate the complex ideas in their mind to others through language.

The concept seems to make sense to me but might not for anyone else, and thats precisely the point I am trying to make regarding the study of language being related to the study of philosophy.

Again, the reason for this is because this is something you are objectively wrong about. The reason it doesn't make sense to anyone else is not because you cannot convey the reasons, it is because your argument is incorrect.

All of the fields of study in the chain you listed are objectively subsets of the next, (eg; physics describes the entire universe from the very large such as massive stars down to the very small quark interactions, whereas chemistry only concerns itself with expanding on the specifics of atomic/electronic interactions...so chemistry is a subset of physics). You can make this same connection with everything in the list except for "philosophy->linguistics". This is where the loop you listed breaks down, because philosophy is "the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence", which is not a smaller focus of linguistics (which is "the study of language and its structure").

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