Ideas of Benjamin Lee Whorf, by Theme

[American, 1897 - 1941, Born in Winthrop. Anthropologist, who did fieldwork with Hopi Indians to study their language. Died at Wethersfield.]

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13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 5. Language Relativism
Language arranges sensory experience to form a world-order
Hopi consistently prefers verbs and events to nouns and things
14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 4. Paradigm
Scientific thought is essentially a specialised part of Indo-European languages
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / b. Tensed (A) time
The Hopi have no concept of time as something flowing from past to future