Language and State: An Inquiry Into the Progress of Civilization

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Rowman & Littlefield, May 19, 2017 - Political Science - 506 pages
This book argues that a tribe of the primitive society is formed because of kinship, while a state of the civilized society is formed because of language. When humans communicate using language, they extend the distance and the reaches of communication. They expand their communities. States replace tribes. Language underlies the formation of the state. Then, accordingly, language also underlies the organization of the state as men create language solutions in the organization of the state such as constitution, election and representation. The extension of linguistic communication distance also underlies the formation of three juxtaposing branches of government ― administrative, legislative and judicial body. It also enables men to create various forms of civilization such as history, philosophy, literature, art, religion and law which play a role in the construction of men’s spirit that guides the operation of the state. Language presets the whole process of the progress of civilization.
 

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Contents

04B_Part_One_Introduction_2016
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Xing Yu, a political scientist who was born and graduated from two universities in China, is now an independent researcher in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

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