2. Religious Language: Key Words and Intro

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  • 2. Religious Language: Key Words and Intro
    • Cognitive language
      • Coveys facts and language
    • Non-cognitive language
      • Things that are not factual
      • E.g. feelings, metaphysical claims
    • Univocal language
      • Words that have same meaning in all contexts
    • Equivocal language
      • Words/language that has several different meanings, so unclear and ambiguous
    • Religious language is:
      • not univocal (so meaning of a statement is unclear)
        • Arguments to religious language try to conclude either:
          • Equivocal (as it concerns realm outside of existence, so there are different interpretations)
          • If language has meaning
          • If it is objectively useful despite being equivocal
      • Equivocal (as it concerns realm outside of existence, so there are different interpretations)

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