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My Friend, Ludwig -Reacquainting

Or: A Fictional Account of A Day.

It’s a cloudy day and I meet with my friend, Ludwig, at a cafe on Main Street. Ludwig is middle-aged and likes tweed jackets with patches on the elbows. 714 more words


"Mistakes" / Memorable Fancies #1615

[“…as a result a mistake becomes something forbidden.” – Wittgenstein]

What if mistakes were punishable crimes? If you’re mistakenly sentenced for a mistake you didn’t make, is the judge punished in your place? 12 more words


Wittgenstein Jr, Reviewed

Wittgenstein Jr.

I recall, a good number of years ago, reading that ‘a philosophical novel is an impossibility.’ I maintain that it was Iris Murdoch who said this – I remember being struck by the idea that, if anyone were to know, it should be her – but I can’t for the life of me dig it up via Google. 1,802 more words


Language, education theory, and politics

Language is inherently limited.  We often find that it is virtually impossible to say anything of any real meaning.  Sometimes people will say, “I know what I mean, I don’t know how to express it.” Do these people really… 629 more words

Logic & Language

Wittgenstein: Why Bother?

From Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosphicus

7    Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

  1. Rephrase this statement.
  2. What does this statement mean to you?
  3. In your life or in your (art) work – what are the types of things you find it difficult to speak about?
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Angie Keefer

On the logical necessity of mysticism-- Part 2

Here is why mysticism is a logical necessity: (1) We think in words, (2) Words are approximations, therefore (3) There are things which can not be expressed; this is the essence of the mystical. 580 more words

Logic & Language

Eduardo Paolozzi and Wittgenstein

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 – 2005) was a British sculptor and artist whose beautiful mind conceived such masterpieces as the mosaic designs for Tottenham Court Road Station or the sculpture ‘Head of Invention’ installed in front of the Design Museum on the Thames at Butler’s Wharf, London. 140 more words