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[Wittrs] Wittgenstein on 'the new way' [message #1099] Thu, 17 September 2009 22:45 Go to next message
Sean Wilson is currently offline  Sean Wilson
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 ... from 1946, Culture and Value:
"Getting hold of the difficult DEEP DOWN is what is hard.
    Because if it is grasped near the surface it simply remains the difficulty it was. It has to be pulled out by the roots; and that involves our beginning to think about these things in a new way. The change is as decisive as, for example, that from the alchemical to the chemical way of thinking. The new way of thinking is what is so hard to establish.
    Once the new way of thinking has been established, the old problems vanish; indeed they become hard to recapture. For they go with our way of expressing ourselves and, if we clothe ourselves in a new form of expression, the old problems are discarded along with the old garment." CV, 1946 at 48.
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Re: [Wittrs] Wittgenstein on 'the new way' [message #3164 is a reply to message #1099] Thu, 14 January 2010 21:27 Go to previous message
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"My third and last difficulty is one which, in fact, adheres to most lengthy philosophical lectures and it is this, that the hearer is incapable of seeing both the road he is led and the goal which it leads to. That is to say: he either thinks: "I understand all he says, but what on earth is he driving at" or else he thinks "I see what he's driving at, but how on earth is he going to get there." All I can do is again to ask you to be patient and to hope that in the end you may see both the way and where it leads to."

-W, in his Lecture on Ethics delivered to the heretics society.

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