Lisbeth Lipari

Lisbeth Lipari is an Associate Professor of Communication at Denison University. Her research and teaching focus on the relationship between language, politics, and ethics.

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Understanding Understanding

Consider, for a moment, the word understand and its synonyms. To stand under. Something is “there” above us and we are below, underneath, looking up. We reach “up” and try to “grasp” it, “catch” it, “capture” it. The origin of the synonym comprehend is “to seize or lay hold of, to hang on to.” And […]

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