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Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations, Sections 1-65

This will be our reading for April 21st.  You can find the details at our meetup.com page.

In a later passage, Wittgenstein demands a task of his readers that I think we can take as an interpretive key to this book: don’t think, but look.   4,954 more words

Ordinary Language

Philosophical Investigations, §§1-64

The first part of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. The book will be covered over six parts.

In a later passage, Wittgenstein demands a task of his readers that I think we can take as an interpretive key to this book: don’t think, but look.   5,167 more words

Wittgenstein

Preschool Latin Games

Learning through play is a really effective way for a young student to study Latin. When the materials engage the imagination, it’s much more likely that she will want to return to them, getting the necessary reinforcement to learn the language well. 246 more words

Latin Language

Are Resumes Ever True?

Dear Daughters,

Life would be simpler if the questions it poses were all true-or-false, like the quizzes your first grade teacher used to give you. (True or false: the picture above is of our dog, Leo … ) 804 more words

Musings

Preschool Latin materials: Go Fish 

Preschool Latin materials is a series in which I discuss various materials, activities, and games that I have used with my preschool age daughter to practice Latin. 596 more words

Latin Language

Critical Postmodern Readings, Part 4: Derrida

This series hasn’t been as rough as I’ve expected this far. The first few parts showed some of the classic postmodernists to be clearer and more prescient than many give them credit for. 981 more words

Literature

Duckrabbit

Philosopher Sandy Grant in Aeon on Wittgenstein and his language-games:

How playing Wittgensteinian language-games can set us free

We live out our lives amid a world of language, in which we use words to do things. 513 more words

Philosophy Of Pain