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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
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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.
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
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