Wittgenstein's Language Games

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What did Wittgenstein's work explore?
How words can have many different meanings at different levels.
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If you are not a part of one language game, what does this mean?
You will not understand what others that are in that game are talking about.
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What does culture and society do according to Wittgenstein?
It helps in changing a words definition, sometimes multiple times, creating language games.
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If an outsider of a Religious Language Game does not understand it, what can they not do?
Claim the language meaningless.
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What is one criticism of this theory?
There is no explaination as to how people of different religious language games are able to comunicate about faiths?
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If an outsider of a Religious Language Game does not understand it, what can they not do?

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