Monday, April 27, 2015

427 Only Avenue

 Unlike, say, Bertrand Russell,
 who turned to philosophy with
 hope of finding certainty where
 previously he had felt only doubt,
 Wittgenstein was drawn to it by
 a compulsive tendency to be struck
 by .. questions. Philosophy, one
 might say, came to him, not he to
 philosophy. Its dilemmas were
 experienced by him as unwelcome
 intrusions, enigmas, which forced
 themselves upon him and held him
 captive, unable to get on with
 everyday life until he could dis-
 pel them with a satisfactory 

Ray Monk
op. cit.

Alex Godart
Edward Wilding

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