4.23.2002

We are coming to the end of the semester and, like you, I am buried in final projects, papers, and presentations. I am working through Wittgenstein's remarks on perception -- continuous seeing, changing aspects, aspect dawning, and more -- and it is hard! We'll get to these remarks eventually. They are found in Part II of the Investigations.

I wonder how many readers have been drawn to Wittgenstein because of his reputation as a mystic. My sense is that a significant portion of Wittgenstein's audience have been drawn more to the religious implications of his work than by its consequences for philosophy. Even for philosophers, Wittgenstein's division of the universe between the sayable and the silent is a draw because of its resemblance to Kant.

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