cognition
8.9K views | +0 today
Follow
cognition
How it evolved, what we do with it, futures; And otherwise interesting stuff
Curated by FastTFriend
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by FastTFriend from Wisdom 1.0
Scoop.it!

Wittgenstein,Tolstoy and the Folly of Logical Positivism | Issue 103 | Philosophy Now

Wittgenstein,Tolstoy and the Folly of Logical Positivism | Issue 103 | Philosophy Now | cognition | Scoop.it
Stuart Greenstreet explains how analytical philosophy got into a mess.

Via Xaos
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Was Wittgenstein Right?

Was Wittgenstein Right? | cognition | Scoop.it
The man who insisted that Western philosophy was based in confusion and wishful thinking is not a popular one among philosophers. But he should not be dismissed.
FastTFriend's insight:

Insightful in writing (from "The Blue Book"):

 

Our craving for generality has [as one] source … our preoccupation with the method of science. I mean the method of reducing the explanation of natural phenomena to the smallest possible number of primitive natural laws; and, in mathematics, of unifying the treatment of different topics by using a generalization. Philosophers constantly see the method of science before their eyes, and are irresistibly tempted to ask and answer in the way science does. This tendency is the real source of metaphysics, and leads the philosopher into complete darkness. I want to say here that it can never be our job to reduce anything to anything, or to explain anything. Philosophy really is “purely descriptive.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

John Searle on Ludwig Wittgenstein: Section 1

Bryan Magee talks to John Searle about the legacy of Ludwig Wittgenstein; ranging from his early work, the Tractatus, to his posthumously published, Philosophical Investigations.

more...
No comment yet.