Philosophy Hurts Your Head

The blog of a cranky Philosophy PhD Student from Newcastle, Australia.

Wittgenstein

Posted by Sam D on July 20, 2005

“Everything is already there in….” How does it come about that [an] arrow points ? Doesn’t it seem to carry in it something besides itself? – “No, not the dead line on paper; only the psychical thing, the meaning, can do that.” – That is both true and false. The arrow points only in the application that a living being makes of it. ( Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, p454)

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