chapter  3
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How the A Priori Forms of Text Reveal the Organization

Social reality is not merely described by language but emerges in it. To cite the great early 20th century U.S. logician and pragmatist, John Dewey (1916/1944), “Society not only continues to exist by transmission, by communication, but it may fairly be said to exist in transmission, in communication. There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication. Men live in a community in virtue of the things they have in common; and communication is the way in which they come to possess things in common” (p. 4, emphasis in original).