GSTalbert1
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Because the comment section is too limited for me to properly address Maggot's requests I've dumped it here. It's important to note a critical point of philosophy is, especially from Wittgenstein's perspective, "what can we know?" or, put another way: "what questions are valid?"
First portion of the thread, here's Wittgenstein's opening and closing comments on the beginning section of his Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics:
*1.) This is an understatement. He was trained as an engineer, and more than managed his work, but was continually distracted by his attempts to get at the foundations of mathematics. There is an obvious parallel to the behavior seen in his work as an architect. He also worked with the top philosophers and mathematicians of the era, including Gottlob Frege who considered him to be the next pioneer of the next major step in mathematical philosophy. He was able to comprehend all there was to know about mathematics at the time within two years of working with Bertrand Russell, no mean feat, and the conversations they had would have only been comprehensible to about halfdozen mathematicians/philosophers/logicians.
First portion of the thread, here's Wittgenstein's opening and closing comments on the beginning section of his Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics:
Witt said:
Witt said:Obviously.
*1.) This is an understatement. He was trained as an engineer, and more than managed his work, but was continually distracted by his attempts to get at the foundations of mathematics. There is an obvious parallel to the behavior seen in his work as an architect. He also worked with the top philosophers and mathematicians of the era, including Gottlob Frege who considered him to be the next pioneer of the next major step in mathematical philosophy. He was able to comprehend all there was to know about mathematics at the time within two years of working with Bertrand Russell, no mean feat, and the conversations they had would have only been comprehensible to about halfdozen mathematicians/philosophers/logicians.
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