Madrid, November 14, 2023.
"What are values. What do we talk about when we talk about ideology. Is there art and valuation in science?" The linguist and semiologist José M. Ramírez publishes the essay 'Dialogue and valuation', in which he explains the possible semiotic origins of humanist values and the principles of international law. A journey to the cognitive and social bases of language and thought
Emotion, evaluation and dialogism are the object of growing interest in current linguistics and philosophy. Ideology also motivates new research. Value and ideology are key notions in the cultural debate, but there is not even a consensus about their definition. Although these are interrelated linguistic and semiotic phenomena, no theory has so far proposed an explanation of the origin of humanistic values or of the social and cognitive processes that regulate ideologies. Jürgen Habermas's theory of communicative action, the latest attempt at a universal pragmatics, has been accused of maintaining an ideological perspective. The essay Dialogue and Valuation provides a historical overview of valuation and ideology in philosophy and linguistics and summarizes, with an informative spirit, a study of the scientific and artistic work of Ramón y Cajal, founder of neuroscience. Starting from Michael Halliday's systemic and functional approach and Teun van Dijk's notion of contextual model, Dialogue and Valuation incorporates advances from the most innovative currents in current linguistics and philosophy. Subtitled The axiological hypothesis, the purpose of this essay is describe the two principles of value that normalize any dialogue, in any language, in any culture: Similarity and Autonomy. In other words, the interlocutors are similar and autonomous. Have the value principles Similarity and Autonomy been nominalized as Equality and Freedom in current language? Dialogue and valuation, the axiological hypothesis, can contribute to clarifying the meaning of the two value principles constitutive of contemporary democracies and international law. The axiological hypothesis was presented on July 21, 2023 in Lyon, France, within the framework of the 20th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).Title: Dialogue and assessment. The axiological hypothesis Author: José M. Ramírez, PhD Publisher: Lingua
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