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什么? Shen me?

❝The limits of my language are the limits of my world.❞
Ludwig Wittgenstein

It’s become important to me, as a writer, to choose different locations to work on my posts. 1,326 more words

Christ the King

Christ the King has crept up on me, and now we are on the glide path into Advent. This prompted thoughts of the loss of a shared religious language — and  for Wittgenstein, not having the language means the world is lost. 201 more words

Are there Limits to Theoretical Investigation? Some Thoughts Inspired by Henk Hart

“God is never subject to an order nor limited by any structure” – Hendrik Hart[1]

As much as I ascribe to the belief Hendrik Hart postulates in the quote above, I am unwilling to say with him that, “the structure of analysis is bound by the order of the world” 787 more words


Tried to change a lamp. Last time I called the electrician and the man from Bulgaria – a former philosophy professor judging from his look – did it in less than a minute. 633 more words

Daily Fumes


I need two things, a coffee and a German. I have in front of me a triptych Tractatus[1], the German plus two English translations, but I cannot break the barrier of how ironic it seems to translate Wittgenstein– wasn’t that the point? 992 more words

Mark Erickson on Victor Klemperer

Victor Klemperer The Language of the Third Reich (1946)

I came across Victor Klemperer’s work almost by accident, through a single reference in military historian Omer Bartov’s… 598 more words


The facts of language and spiritual experience.

“Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” 693 more words