Day: October 8, 2008

Big Thinking: Wittgenstein, Language Games and Presidential Debates

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s most famous words were published in Philosophical Investigations two years after his death in 1951. The Austrian/Jewish/British philosopher talks of “language games”, and then to explain the term “language game” he subjects the word “games” itself to linguistic analysis. This humble section of two numbered aphorisms turns out … Read the rest