Friday, 10 April 2015

Rules, Norms and Robinson Crusoe

In lieu of a proper post about understanding and rules (it's coming, it's coming), I've posted some rough notes on my other blog concerning rules, norms and the "Robinson Crusoe" debate. I'm not putting them on here as a "proper" post, since they're just me thinking out loud. Still, have a look and see what you think. And, obviously, I'd be grateful for any comments, either here or on the other blog.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Why Wittgenstein Matters

I hope in due course to say something myself on this topic. In the meantime, however, here's an excellent talk given by my former tutor, Dr Ian Ground, to the Royal Institute of Philosophy last February.

(I am also, by the way, still working on my next post about understanding. Progress is hard and slow, so bear with me.)

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

New Wittgenstein Blog

Adrian Brockless has been running a monthly Wittgenstein reading group for a while now in London. I've not been to a meeting myself, but they've certainly looked interesting (the last topic was rule following, and they're about to discuss Peter Winch's paper on "an attitude towards a soul"). Adrian has just set up a blog to accompany the group's discussions. No posts on it as yet, but hopefully this will be well worth checking out as it develops.