Wittgenstein in the Tractatus maintained that the only sensible propositions were ones that stated facts, and drew the conclusion that the philosophical statements in his work were nonsense, since they did not state facts. 658 more words
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Wittgenstein’s “Philosophical Investigations” is philosophy literature at its best in my opinion.
One of the greatest features of philosophy is that it takes something we have grown familiar with, think is simple, think we have explained and so finished with; it takes this and explodes it into a complex, unfamiliar, mysterious (because it is unexplained) terrain full of mountains and valleys before which we can stand in awe. 182 more words
‘Language-games’ is Wittgenstein’s much used, much abused, much debated term which tries to capture something about his view of how language works: as something rule-guided, something inherently social, and something particular to specific contexts and communities. 645 more words
Should human consciousness be the benchmark when assessing intelligence, or is there some transcendence to the idea that escapes our standards of observation?
From first time director Alex Garland, … 890 more words