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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. V – Conclusions

This is the final post in the series about Wittgenstein – what he wished to accomplish with philosophy and a summary of his thoughts. The following are taken from Culture and Value and Philosophical Occasions. “People say again and again that … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. IV – Language Games

The following passages come from Wittgenstein’s magnum opus – Philosophical Investigations.  An understanding of language games is essential to his philosophy. A langauge game relates to philosophy in ways described in the previous three posts – it deceives us into belief … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. III

This follows Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt II. and Wittgenstein on Philosophy. We will now explore the reasons Wittgenstein gives for our philosophical misunderstandings.  “(a) The tendency to look for something in common to all the entities which we commonly subsume … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. II

This follows Wittgenstein on Philosophy.  We are beginning to plumb Wittgenstein’s concepts deeply. It took 5 books to get to this point – but I audaciously believe that I can illuminate his intentions better than the several rehashed critical essays I have … Continue reading

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Maya – “All Duality Is Falsely Imagined”

This post is in response to Delineation. “Translated into conventional and – let it be repeated – mytho-poetic language, the knowledge of Brahman is represented as the discovery that this world which seemed to be Many is in truth One, … Continue reading

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Boiling Spirits

This is a great story with many applications: There’s an oft told anecdote about a medical missionary in a remote place, who watches, in horror, as people give untreated well water to their babies.  The children regularly get diarrhea, and … Continue reading

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Books And Justice

A book – meant to be read.  Ideas to be imparted.  Blueprints for a different world, proof of another soul. Justice – I spoke of unverifiable impossibilities, is this not the same thing?  It is difficult to refute those that … Continue reading

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