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Old 03-26-2009, 05:58 AM   #9
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 12

Hello David,

Yes. I agree with your comments.

I think that Wittgenstein leaves himself open to misinterpretation (he is partly to blame because of his style of writing). I do not think he was a verificationist. The words in a language were / are a game played by more than one person (even the game of patience played by one person).

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David Henderson wrote: View Post

Thanks so much for your cogent foray into the thicket of language, meaning, and translation.

It occurs to me that the meaning of statements containing phrases like "extend ki," while potentially playing a useful role in the language games ancillary to training, also provide, especially on the internet, fertile ground for disagreement based on the same kinds of confusion about language that Wittgenstein saw as lying at the root of philosophical problems. The engine of language is left running, gears disengaged.

I think I must go to practice tomorrow.



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