Thank you for commenting on my project and learning along with me! Your notes inspired new insights and those made it onto the ball this week, along with the insights from my ‘lexical analysis’ in the Week 1.5 post. Between these two sources, this week we essentially focused on common-sense understandings of “sense making,” which is great. This is a robust concept in our language and it bears probing.
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This week, the cutting and pasting went very smoothly–until I came to the facet “meaning.” There is a sense in which “sense making” is “meaning making.” But I don’t know how to articulate what that is or where “meaning” comes from. Philosophers of language debate what “meaning” means all the time! And sociologists, religious scholars, and other academics often join the mix. But what do you think? What is ‘meaning’? Where should I place it on my ball?