Posts Tagged ‘Ludwig Wittgenstein’

A quote from Hans Sluga, Wittgenstein Chapter 1. The situated thinker A Man at the Crossroads “If we are to classify him [Wittgenstein] at all, we would certainly have to call Wittgenstein a religious thinker within the Christian tradition. But that characterization is not easy to reconcile with the content of Wittgenstein’s actual philosophical work, […]

Quotes from Hans Sluga, Wittgenstein Chapter 6. Our Unsurveyable Grammar Essential Complexity “The physical universe, for instance, is very large but we may still be able to construct a surveyable representation of certain of its properties. That is why we can formulate general laws of physics that have both an explanatory and a predictive power. […]

Quotes from Hans Sluga, Wittgenstein Chapter 1. The situated thinker. The Alienated Thinker “For one thing, Wittgenstein appears to assume in them a sharp division between philosophy and science. Thus he rejects any conception of philosophy that would make it into a quasi-scientific enterprise. He writes accordingly, in the Blue Book: ‘Philosophers constantly see the […]

Paul Feyerabend, Philosophical Papers, (Problems of Empiricism, Chapter 7, Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations). p. 130. “Finally, a critical comment on Wittgenstein’s idea of philosophy. Wittgenstein assumes that philosophers want to provide a theory of already existing things, and he is correct in pointing out that what exists is much more complicated than any philosophical theory. However, […]

A nice comparison by Rex Allen from the everything-list: > Einstein’s “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.” I like Wittgenstein’s version better: “It is not how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it exists.” I believe that here what John Mikes said will […]