Traces, Spaces, Faces, Places

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With your peers, discuss whether you think the constructed photographs included in this session ‘lie’, the extent these photographs are fictional, and the methods you use to ‘interpret’ the world. …………………. I am reminded of philosopher Harry Frankfurt, who wrote that brilliant little book ‘On Bullshit’. Harry makes the potent point that to lie, we must have some inkling of the truth. Yet, …

Facts and Ethics

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Was chatting yesterday about Wittgenstein with a friend of mine who is a Professor of Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics at Leeds. Wittgenstein wrote, in the Tractatus, that ‘The world is the totality of facts, not of things‘. He changed his mind about word meaning when he wrote Investigations, from language built on a conceptual/logical system, to the meaning of words defined as we actually …