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Linguistic Relativism

Last updated Dec 23, 2021 Edit Source

See: linguistics

# Does language dictate how we think about the world?

The language you write code in ends up shaping huge parts of you worldview even when you’re not programming (sapir-whorf, language of thought). The best purpose of language in general, and programming languages in particular is to expand the domain of thinkable thoughts

The power of programming languages (and why you may want to learn them, even if not intent on building software) is that they let you get you hands dirty with building and using ur own abstractions. ( Mindstorms, computation as a form of language, constructionism)


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