Matter-of-fact vs. Reality

“That this matter-of-fact thing, life itself, should be something accidental and inessential, while something to which I never normally give a thought should be the reality.”

“That is to say, something beyond which we cannot go [Our Representations], and yet want to go, could not be the world.”

“A picture held us captive.  And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.”

-Wittgenstein
Philosophical Investigations: The German Text, with a Revised English Translation 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

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~ by Scott Hamilton Peters on November 11, 2008.

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