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Metaphilosophical Positions 2

This is the second of two posts on the metaphilosophical positions articulated by Paul Horwich in Wittgenstein’s Metaphilosophy and (supposedly) held by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The metaphilosophical position I discuss here amounts to an attack on scientism. 1,050 more words

Analytic Philosophy

Plain and Simple

I had a really fascinating discussion with one of my students the other day, and one of the things that eventually came up was how ‘simple’ is not the same thing as ‘plain’. 2,239 more words

Art

Notes: A Philosophical View of Easter

Cornel West’s essay “A Philosophical View of Easter,” asserts that there are, “philosophical strategies” for a “defense” and “existential reasons” for an exaltation of the claim: 748 more words

Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Meta-Philosophy.

I’ve been away for awhile but hopefully I will get back to publishing material for perusal general. This is a paper I wrote a couple of months ago on Wittgenstein’s meta-philosophy hopefully it is of interest .

Philosophy

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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Philosophy

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