The present section provides a different sort of access to the Person Concept, with emphasis on the concepts of Person and Behavior, particularly in relation to the reality concepts and specifically excluding reference to verbal behavior. This access is given by a set of related mottoes, or maxims. These maxims are, effectively, a set of rules or principles for distinguishing formally and methodologically adequate formulations of actual (historical) persons and their behavior. Thus, they reflect a shift from the more expository presentation of a set of distinctions and conceptual structures to a more tutorial instruction in how to use them appropriately.

Date Created

Spring 1982


Linguistic Research Institute


15 pages; 10.56 x 8.12 inches

Document Type

Technical Report