language games

language-games is a famous philosophical concept developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, referring to simple examples of language use and the actions into which the language is woven. Wittgenstein rejected the idea that language has a direct connection to reality and argued that concepts do not need to be so clearly defined to be meaningful. Wittgenstein used the term language-game to designate forms of language simpler than the entirety of a language itself

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