A child has hurt himself and he cries; then adults talk to him and teach him exclamations and, later, sentences. They teach the child new pain-behaviour.
“So you are saying that the word ‘pain’ really means crying?” On the contrary: the verbal expression of pain replaces crying, it does not describe it.
-- L.Wittgenstein. Investigations
Interesting. The implication being that we replace emotional reactions with words. Then we mix emotion-expressions with, e.g. reason-expressions, and the world becomes a hodgepodge of expressions other people have to untangle in order to understand what we are referring to.
A - a person experiencing pain, including psych.
B - a set of statements the person makes to replace crying
C - a set of statements the person makes to explain reasons for not crying
f: A -> B
g: A -> C
D - a set of statements another person hears while observing the first person.
g': B -> D
f': C -> D
D is a pushout. How would these two understand each other?