The Power of Words: A Philosophical Perspective

Part of the Studies in Public Choice book series (SIPC, volume 15)


The evolution of societies is primarily determined not by political regimes, nor by modes of production, as some people still believe, but by culture (or its opposite), which proves a far more powerful determinant in the end. Sufficient proof of this is provided by the impact today of the new technical powers of communication that are effectively restructuring our whole social life, including economics and politics. Since the power of ideas and the power of words are so intimately related, we try here to see why this is so and to what extent.


Ordinary Language Totalitarian Regime Political Plurality Single Thing Absolute Good 


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  1. 1.Faculté de philosophie, Université LavalQuébecCanada

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