Non-Cognitive Language Causes More Problems Than It Solves. Discuss

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“NON COGNITIVE LANGUAGE CAUSES MORE PROBLEMS THAN IT SOLVES” DISCUSS.

The statement in the title is suggesting that non-cognitive language, or non-factual language, is inefficient at attempting to solve the relevant and evident issues with religious language. In this essay I will argue that although there are several innate flaws with non-cognitive language, I, on occasion, actually find it more helpful than cognitive language. This is because when using cognitive language it is often that people find themselves far more concerned with the meaning of the words, rather than the message, which they are trying to convey. This can often result in ‘loaded language’. But with non-cognitive the sole aim is to convey a meaning in a simple and
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Univocal language is far more successful in its attempts to solve problems. This is because it is a lot more specific that analogy and equivocal language, this is because the words can only have one meaning. For example the word ‘ugly’ can only mean that something is unattractive. This is a lot more helpful because it produces a greater safety margin for the subject, which attempts to use it. It is clearly far more helpful than the problem causing ‘non-cognitive’ language because we are a great deal more likely to take a successful and accurate ‘meaning’ from this language, but with non-cognitive language we can never have true faith in the meaning that we have taken. This is because we have taken it from a far too vague source, so there could be several conflicting meanings that we can take away from. So, this is why I think that non-cognitive language causes more problems than it solves because we can never prove that the meaning or truth that we have taken is the true one, since we have no choice but to be extremely broad in our interpretation.
Thus, in conclusion I do agree that “non cognitive language causes more problems than it solves”, this is because it is attempting to solve the minimal issues of cognitive language, such as ‘loaded language’, but in its attempt to do so it tends to cause a great deal of more substantial issues. For example the vast misinterpretation

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