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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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Wittgenstein on Philosophy

This post is a response of sorts to Maya: “All Duality is Falsely Imagined.” This comes from Wittgenstein’s The Blue Book which was at first only a manuscript guarded by his students at Cambridge.  It is the most organized of … Continue reading

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