5 thoughts on “Filosofska istraživanja

  1. If you read first Wittgenstein’s Tractatus, and then follow it with his Philosophical Investigations, you will treat yourself to perhaps the most fascinating intellectual development in the history of philosophy. Wittgenstein has the distinct merit of producing, not one, but two enormously influential systems of philosophy—systems, moreover, that are at loggerheads with one another.

    In fact, I wouldn’t recommend attempting to tackle this work without first reading the Tractatus, as the Investiga

  2. An offline discussion with Simon Evnine prompted me to reread the first few sections of this book, which I hadn’t looked at in ages. They inspired the following short story:

    Wang’s First Day on the Job

    Wang is a Chinese construction worker who’s just arrived in the US. He doesn’t know a word of English, but he figures he’ll get by. The important thing is that he knows construction work. His English-speaking cousin takes him to a building site and manages to get him hired by Wittgenstein Constructi

  3. I couldn’t possibly do Philosophical Investigations justice in a review. Even though I’ve read it several times, I don’t understand more than a fraction of it. The unworthy thought does sometimes cross my mind that its author didn’t understand it either, but you understand I’m just jealous because I’m not a Great Philosopher. I would so like to be one.

    Assuming you aren’t an aspiring Great Philosopher, my advice is not to take this book too seriously… it is very frustrating. Skim it quickly, th

  4. This book is about the concept of grammar. Can a single word be a meaningful, grammatical statement? I have a toddler, and so I know that it can. ‘Milky’ means the same thing as ‘bring me the milky’ in our language game. So, how can this be? What about grammar? Well, Wittgenstein argues that there must be a grammar for the imperative ‘milky’ to be understood. Where is this grammar?

    There are rules and training that indicate what must be done when Seneca says “milky.” For example, I go to the refr

  5. This book is too complex to summarize, but here is a nutshell: If you want to know the meaning of a word, consider how the word is used. Words are used in a variety of “language games,” interactions among people, which display “family resemblances.” That is, there is no single model which shows the essence of how words are used, but rather there are many overlapping and differing language games, each of which is a different model.

    Enough summarizing. Now to what I am interested in, what I called,

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