[Serious Phil] On Wittgenstein and So Called "Linguistic Philosophy"
walterhorn at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 12 18:43:06 CDT 2012
You true-blue Wittgensteinians may be superior thinkers, but you have a long way to go to understand ethics and common courtesy. For example, the cross posting of your remarks on another site without the stuff you are responding to is basically despicable. Also cowardly. As is the purging of posts here that happen to have embarrassed you.
You're a pretty sorry individual, in spite of your amazing mental powers, which are clearly right up there with Kirby's, Eray's and Georges'. Anybody with any sense at all will see THAT.
--- In Phil-Sci-Mind at yahoogroups.com, Sean Wilson <whoooo26505 at ...> wrote:
> ... one of the curious confusions that true, blue Wittgensteinians will always note is what happens when those who do not fully understand try to characterize where his thoughts belong. And so you have people saying that Wittgenstein belongs to the "linguistic school." Note how strange it is to hear Wittgenstein being lumped into this conversation right here (that Walter showed us):
> (Walter frequently confuses the views of Carnap with the views of Wittgenstein)
> Yet, we also read this, from von Wright in the forward to Malcolm's book (p.1):
> "It has been said that Wittgenstein inspired to important schools of thought, both of which he repudiated. The one is so-called logical positivism or logical empiricism, which played a prominent role during the decade immediately preceding the Second World War. The other is the so-called analytic or linguistic movement, sometimes also called the Cambridge School. It dominates the British philosophy of today and has spread over the entire Angloo-Saxon world and to the countries in which Anglo-Saxon influence is strong."
> By "analytic or linguistic movement," von Wright goes on to say: "This is a very heterogeneous trend which cannot be covered by ONE name. Even the name "Cambridge School" is not accurate. It seems to me appropriate only in so far as it reminds one of the part which some prominent teachers at Cambridge played in creating a philosophic atmosphere typical of our time. The influence of the Cambridge School now prevails at Oxford."
> So, according to von Wright, Wittgenstein repudiated all attempts at logical or linguistic analysis, of the kind so associated with British philosophers.
> One wants to say it this way: after Wittgenstein, philosophy is simply being insightful.
> Regards and thanks.
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