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Wittgenstein & the Between

” … Wittgenstein keeps reminding us of what is obvious:  our language bearing bodiliness opens the space where we meet each other in the first place.” 6 more words

Witty Failure

“If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Wittegenstein’s birthday today. Famous for his brilliant logic, some of my favourite wisdom of his is the counterintuitive embrace of stupidity. 32 more words

Turning Adversity To Advantage

So Shall Life Carry On

I speak the truth

when it comes

to the treachery

of images.

All artists do so

in their constructive lies,

negative though it sounds

the opposite is true. 226 more words


Accidents Will Happen: Elvis Costello as Philosopher

Accidents will happen; yes, they will.  I wrote this little essay more than 25 years ago.  I think it was my first–certainly it was one of my first–attempts to say much of anything about ordinary language philosophy or about Elvis Costello.  52 more words

Wittgenstein: Tractatus 1-3

The virtue of the Aristotle-Frege-Russell-Wittgenstein reading sequence I’ve been following became patently obvious the moment I opened the Tractatus. Without reading his precursors it’s difficult, if not impossible, to get a bearing on the import of Wittgenstein’s text. 768 more words


Good and beautiful

I often find myself pondering about purpose. What is purpose? What is my purpose? I sometimes answer myself with the words of a great thinker, Ludwig Wittgenstein, who said: 329 more words

Flow Of Consciousness