Hypocognition: When We’re at a Loss for Words

"The limits of language, or what can be said, is the limit of our world. Things that have sense happen only within the limits of language. Senseless propositions attempt to say something about the limit of language; and attempts to go beyond the limits of what can be said result in nonsense." ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein by Kaidi Wu edited by O Society March 20, 2020 … Continue reading Hypocognition: When We’re at a Loss for Words

Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein & Heraclitus

  by David Egan edited by O Society August 15, 2019 'I am not a religious man,’ the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said to a friend, ‘but I cannot help seeing every problem from a religious point of view.’ These problems that he claims to see from a religious point of view tend to be … Continue reading Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein & Heraclitus

Verity: The Simple Truth

by Evan W edited by O Society August 8, 2019 There's an uncomfortable truth haunting our country these days. We've known it for a long time though it seems we are becoming more accustomed to brushing it off than considering its ramifications. It leaves the feeling of being violated and feeds a growing sense of … Continue reading Verity: The Simple Truth

There are no eternal facts as there are no absolute truths

edited by Marmalade and O Society June 12, 2019 "A lack of the historical sense is the traditional defect in all philosophers.” Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche The Traditional Error of Philosophers.—All philosophers make the common mistake of taking contemporary man as their starting point and of … Continue reading There are no eternal facts as there are no absolute truths

Wittgenstein Posthumously Solves the Species Problem

On a longstanding problem in biology and how philosophy helps by Massimo Pigliucci Philosophy Now edited by O Society April 12, 2019 Biologists and (some) philosophers seem to share an obsession: they apparently never tire of discussions about the nature of biological species. What exactly is a species? If you happen to enroll in graduate studies … Continue reading Wittgenstein Posthumously Solves the Species Problem

What is Truth? Philosophy must be Useful

For Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle, much of philosophy was mere nonsense. Then came Frank Ramsey’s pragmatic alternative. by Cheryl Misak Aeon Jan 23, 2019 Vienna in the 1920s was an exciting place. Politically, it was the time of Red Vienna, when the municipal government experimented with radical democratic reforms in housing, healthcare, education and worker’s rights. … Continue reading What is Truth? Philosophy must be Useful