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A kommunikáció értelemtartalma
The Meaning of Communication

Author(s): Irma Bogya
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Philosophy
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: communication; language;

Summary/Abstract: Communication is living part of our human existence, in other terms: our basic way of living which could be named behaviour. When we communicate, we also change messages about the language we communicate with, not only about the object of communication. So, the communication about the language is based on the communication about the object: „the language about the language, the speaking about the speaking.” The human communication happens between two or more people like an interaction between humans. Human relationships are communicative; they serve meanings which people have created, accepted and analysed together. The philosophical hermeneutic puts in the front of reflection the human part of communication and its ontological meaning. The philosophical hermeneutic starts from this point: hermeneutically every human being is a communicative being. Communication is not only giving meaning, but also creating meanings. In the act of speaking two horizons become one. Is this common horizon comes to light the meaning, the truth which is never only mine, but always common. Communication is never just the tool (instrument) of understanding, but also the space of human existence. Speaking, communication is a way of being in the space of language, is getting involved in the playground of life. The original speaking is when we commonly have relation with something. Speaking is not only speaking about something, telling about ourselves. Gadamer, Hans-Georg tells that the base of speaking is asking. The understanding in a communication is not only informing and executing our opinion, but getting involved in a community where we can’t remain who we were.

  • Issue Year: LXVII/2005
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 30-37
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Hungarian