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On Certainty stands out as more dramatic, vivid and investigative still. Indeed, in On Certainty, it can be said that Wittgenstein is philosophizing live…

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The real question of life after death...

The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves. — Ludwig Wittgenstein… 408 more words

Going Home

“Who Will Roll Away the Stone?” On Jesus, Sisyphus, and Me

Sisyphys (1548–49) by Titian

As Easter approaches I am reminded, once again and forever, of Sisyphyus.

Sisyphus, king of Ephyra. Sisphyus, King of trickery and deceit, condemned eternally to roll an enormous stone to the top of a hill, only to have it roll back again. 1,012 more words

Talking about the soul

In “Soul Talk,” Stephen Asma says, “No self-respecting professor of philosophy wants to discuss the soul in class.”  And yet using the Wittgenstein-inspired notion of “category mistakes,” he explains there are ways in which soul talk is meaningful and can’t be replaced.

P3: What Am I?


all the meaninglessness means so much.

Two philosophy midterms. Questioning whether my own conceptual apparatus has access to the boxed-beetle raw feels of my ineffable, non-functional, non-informative qualia. 767 more words

Idea, execution, object

What is ‘art’? And who are ‘artists’? We know it when we see them. Sometimes. But how far does that get us? Let’s look!

“People get really focused on the noun, like ‘Oh, I’m an artist’ or ‘I’m a writer’ and then they don’t actually think about making art, or writing.

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Thought For The Day, Radio Scotland, 9 April 2014 MH370

Faint, intermittent pings from the abyssal darkness; candles lit in vigil in the Malaysian darkness; the imagery is compelling. After all this time, we still don’t know the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH Three Seven Zero.  322 more words

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