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[from Ludwig Wittgenstein]

Posted: September 30th, 2006, 8:08 pm
by stilltrucking
"what is the use of studying philosophy if all that it does for you is to enable you to talk with some plausibility about some abstruse questions of logic ... if it does not improve your thinking about the important questions of everyday life?"

Posted: October 2nd, 2006, 11:12 pm
by e_dog
source, man, what's the source?

Posted: October 3rd, 2006, 12:03 am
by Diana Moon Glampers
The only book I ever owned by him is gone missing.

The Blue Book

It could be from there. Most likely I found it on a quotes page and liked it.

I am such a poser. :roll:

I wonder if it is true he lived on Swiss cheese sandwiches for years cause he did not want to spend time thinking about what to have for lunch? I know the source of that. Ripley's Believe it or not. I keep up with all the scholarly journals.

be back later when I can with any urls

Posted: October 3rd, 2006, 5:07 pm
by stilltrucking
. Norman Malcolm, Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir and a Biographical Sketch by G. H. Von Wright, Second ed., with Wittgenstein's Letters to Malcolm (Oxford and New York, Oxford Univ. Press, 1984), pp. 30, 35; the letter itself (dated 16.11.44) appears on p. 93. Subsequently cited in the text as NM.

Posted: October 7th, 2006, 10:42 pm
by e_dog
when this was there before i had thought your signature illustration was an atttachment to the post, i.e. the cartoon figure getting rained on or wading thru a puddle or somthing.