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Concerning the Private Language Argument, is any of you fellows capable of convincing me that it's not complete bullshit? I don't need explanation, I just want to see whether or not there is any side of the subject I haven't thought of.
You probably all know the example of the person P marking its calender with S whenever he or she has that certain sensation. He argues - against every common sense - that this private language would not be possible (or how he expresses himself "for what this ceremony?"). Why? Because remembering is fallible, you could do it wrong. This argument many people called 'memory scepticism', and I think it's pretty much the (horribly dumb) keypoint. This memory scepticism falls for a typical fault of beginners in epistomology: doubting, just because it is possible, not because the believed proposition is actually less likely to be true than false. I mean the fuck - of course he remembers it right. Memory is a certain ground for knowledge, saying anything else is completly against common sense...
Try and convince me that the Private Language Argument is not bullshit.
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Have any of you actually practiced Stirner style egoism in real life?
How did it go?
I've adopted it and so far I quit my job suddenly for a new one, quit doing shitty research I didn't really want to do, and stopped wasting my time on a shitty club no one wanted to take part in anyway.
I'm not really sure if I wouldn't have done those things anyways, or if getting rid of some of my spooks is how I found the balls to do it, but whatever.
So far the effects seem relatively positive. I've even started learning to play classical piano, now that I am spending less time on bullshit and more time on what I like.
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Hey guys, just a reminder that there is an ongoing /lit/ Wittgenstein study and discussion group, studying the Philosophical Investigations. It's been seven weeks and we're still going strong.
If you missed any meetings in the past, don't worry, it's still possible to get on board! The next meeting is this Saturday 28th September, at 8pm GMT! All you have to do is show up on irc.rizon.net, at #wittgenstein at this time, having read sections 65 - 77.
Here's a copy of the text:
Please feel free to discuss anything about Wittgenstein you'd like in this thread, or ask any questions about how to use IRC and so on.