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"The Unbelievers" - short fiction by G Scott Huggins

At the now defunct Sci Phi journal, here is an interesting story by G Scott Huggins, “The Unbelievers”.

The story has a fairly clear theological point, but also reminded me somewhat of the Philosophical Investigations of the later Wittgenstein. 1,585 more words

Christianity

Writing and Wittgenstein: Notes From a Neglected WIP

One of my many frustrations as a writer arises from the fact that even though I fill hundreds and hundreds of pages with words, I produce precious little writing that meets publication standards. 421 more words

"The heart of science is measurement"*...

In October 1958, Oliver R. Smoot (future Chairman of the American National Standards Institute) repeatedly laid down on the Harvard Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, so that some of his Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers could measure the entire length of the bridge in relation to his height.

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Does Life have Any Meaning If Everybody Eventually Dies?

SOME MONTHS AGO I was on the phone with a friend of mine who had spent the three previous weeks planning his suicide. To great relief of all his friends, including me, the intervention of a observant psychologist and a caring family member had prevented him from carying out his plan. 1,647 more words

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Cratylus - [REDACTED SHAKESPEARE REFERENCE]

This week, following Gadamer, I read Plato’s Cratylus, and was frankly astonished at what I found there – specifically the prefiguration of some of the ideas most critical to my philosophical project.  3,734 more words

Philosophy

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

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