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Why should we consider Wittgenstein a Schopenhauerian idealist?

It is a myth that Wittgenstein's acquaintance with Kant's thought is due to him reading Schopenhauer in his teenage years. In my humble opinion, Schopenhauer wasn't a very perceptive reader of Kant, ...
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Private language argument as an argument against the self and so egosim

Computer programming has examples of "private languages." There are languages that are used to communicate only between components of a particular program, which the program does not use to ...
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René Descartes' and Wittgenstein Doubt: Self and the Existence of Others?

Of course you can. Scientific Method involves only holding truths to be as sure as the evidence we have. And to remain open to new evidence, that may change the balance of evidence. Your doubts may be ...
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Private language argument as an argument against the self and so egosim

This is about qualia, experiences which cannot be known or communicated beyond an individual subjectivity. "good for me" is a good example of a language game, because there are massive ...
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Wittgenstein's chess example

We may say: it only makes sense for someone to ask what something is called if he already knows how to make use of the name. This appears to be the main point of Wittgenstein's passage, and it is ...
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Wittgenstein's chess example

Clearly, he thinks we can learn the rules of chess without knowing the names of the pieces while learning the game, be able to ask relevantly, “What is this called?” a that is, this chess piece. We ...
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Should Wittgenstein be given partial credit for Gödel’s incompleteness theorem?

In reality, Gödel fails to construct a sentence that can be interpreted as self-referential. When attempting self-reference, it enters a loop, because the substitution leaves another substitution ...
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