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Loneliness and Philosophy

First of all, this is not an article which explains how to deal with loneliness. Honestly, I don’t know how to deal with it. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it doesn’t. 423 more words


English for Toddlers

At two children will not be interested in concepts such as days of the week, or even numbers and colours or the alphabet, as these are too abstract.   208 more words

English Play

G is for Grammar

“Theology as grammar.”

Wittgenstein suggests this, parenthetically, in the Philosophical Investigations S373. In Wittgenstein’s work, grammar is a big thing: he asks us to distinguish between the surface grammar of a remark – perhaps we could say the linguistic grammar, or the rules governing the way a word can be used in language – and the depth grammar, the way in which a word can coherently be used. 585 more words

G is for Games

Games, especially the idea that the ways we speak can be regarded as language games, are key to many of the ideas in Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations… 803 more words

Word Association

Coffee cups cigarettes nicorettes tell-tale heart and hands of steel peel the orange. Yellow. Happy things, grandma sings- silly, soppy, sandy man. Handy man. We talk, talk about serious things, funny things. 142 more words



必然性は何に由来するのか。必然性は人間の営みとは独立した何かに由来するという立場を「実在論realism」、これを否定し、必然性は人間の営みに依存するという立場を「アンチ実在論anti-realism」と呼ぶと、後者が 取り得る形の一つとして規約主義conventionalismがある。簡単に言えば、必然的なものとは、われわれ人間がそのように扱おうと規約によって取り決めたもののことであるという立場だ。 125 more words

Monday madness

It is Monday again! My second week in Cambodia for teaching with Reach out volunteers. I spent most of my weekend planning and creating resources which was lucky because when I arrived at the school this morning I fell over and twisted my right ankle. 428 more words