Week Ten Reflections

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Well, back at it with a vengeance. This week has mainly been about getting the P&P Proposal started, although more detail on how to do this only appears in week 11. Feedback to the tutors, methinks, about timing and spoon feeding. In any case, my biggest reflections this week are twofold. First, how much I appreciate the help, advice and …

The Beetle in a Box – and Critical Theory

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951) might just be the most influential philosopher of the 20th century.  At Cambridge he was under Bertrand Russell‘s tutelage, essentially being taught that the job of philosophy is to put definitions on everything. Russell eventually believed Wittgenstein to be a genius. In the only full length book published in his lifetime (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1922), Wittgenstein wanted …