Tuesday, July 26, 2011


There's more going on at Kelly Dean Jolley's Quantum Est In Rebus Inane than I can keep up with at the moment (at least if keeping up with it includes commenting intelligently), and now j. is joining in at Practice and History of Philosophy. Recommended.

Thanks to Philosophy, lit, etc. I see that Dave Maier is talking about Errol Morris and Wittgenstein at 3quarksdaily. That's also recommended, even though I haven't read it yet.

Jon Cogburn has drawn my attention to a book by Alain Badiou on Wittgenstein with this post at New APPS. I haven't read the book, so I can't comment on it, but the description at amazon doesn't make it seem as though he gets Wittgenstein right ("Addressing the crucial moment where Wittgenstein argues that much has to be passed over in silence—showing what cannot be said, after accepting the limits of language and meaning—Badiou argues that this mystical act reduces logic to rhetoric, truth to an effect of language games, and philosophy to a series of esoteric aphorisms"). Might be very worth reading all the same, of course, and perhaps it will even change my mind about Wittgenstein.

Finally, the 34th International Wittgenstein Symposium is coming up. Has anyone ever been? I'd love to go sometime. Maybe I'll try submitting something next year.

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