On Not Reading the Unreadable and Cryptic Wittgenstein

Monday, April 24, 2006
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A nice piece on not reading Wittgenstein. Ok, I’ve read Wittgenstein in a patchy sense, but it isn’t fun. Philosophical Investigations can he handled in 10-minute increments up to 25% of the content. Even Brenner’s work is demands an alarm clock next to your chair. I tried, I got bored, I failed. It takes a ghoulish mind to appreciate that kind of nonsense. So many original philosophy texts are, in essence, mostly unreadable, and serve the purpose of adding mere ornamentation to one’s bookcase. Frederick Copleston’s nine-volume set is perhaps the best thing to chase away all the unnecessary clutter of unreadable philosophy tracts taking up good book space.

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