Honestly how overrated is this autist? Whats that you say, we give meaning to words and not the other way around? Fuckin scintillating
A whole fucking career of
>muh language muh language muh language MUH LANGUAGE MUH LANGUAGE REEEEEE
Shits so boring
Yeah dude we fucking get it, language is messy and you have to be precise about what you say and aware of the social/cultural context you're saying it in, big whoop. Give me one good reason I shouldn't dump his book in the trash right now. I really wanted to like him
>Doesn't even know what a beetle is
>Whats that you say, we give meaning to words and not the other way around?
It is true though.
A lot of human problems aren't simply problems of miscommunication, though there's a lot of that, but it's also problems of the intrinsic arbitrariness of a word's meaning.
I mean, how many threads haven't you seen where people are literally arguing about something written in the Bible or, what the "real" definition of Communism is?
I don't disagree. It's just a pretty pedestrian insight. I agree his ways of demonstrating this are novel and decisive but one of the greatest philosophers of the century? Come on.
Hegel and Wittgenstein stans will harangue you to hell and back if you dare misrepresent their favorite autist but they'll never answer patently simple shit like "what do you see in him?" Like I'm not even dismissing him out of hand, but if Wittgenstein's corpus is just a demonstration of simple truths why the fuck do people slob over his knob?
I havent even read him but I heard he forced that faggot Russel to quit philosophy so I'll study him just to honor that fact
now as to whether he's overrated or not, that depends on what is it you want to see about him
he's an analytical philosopher, which is more like symbols and crap than anything else, so it probably isn't what you expected
>that depends on what is it you want to see about him
I want to know why so many people emphasize the fact that he was a misunderstood misfit or that he enjoyed playing music when they talk about him being a good philosopher. Half the Wittgenstein posts I've seen on 4chan have been "He's so cute and shy and misunderstood, his autism is so endearing :3"
>try to critisize some ridiculos philosophers
>make some borders in the language and around the understandable .
>spread autism in In the branch
Nicely done dudettes
>simply problems of miscommunication, though there's a lot of that, but it's also problems of the intrinsic arbitrariness of a word's meaning.
why do you say that this arbitrariness is not a problem of communication ?
Just because you can't comprehend Wittgenstein in a few paragraphs doesn't mean his ideas are shit. He is careful and metodical.
He is not a Marx or Nietcczhe who just write down their crazy thoughts and call it philosophy.
To appreciate Wittgenstein you need quite a ibt of knowledge and interest in philosophy-
It's definitely not stupid, I just don't see what application it has outside of linguistics. It's fine if it doesn't but I read philosophy for person growth and this shit is just ehhh. Not my cup of tea to be truthful relative
The reason is because he's a jew.
Same reason why shitbags such as foucault and simon the beaver got famous, because the left-progressives were cool and edgy at the time, and taking the epistemology of a gay jew meant being progressive & left as hell.
tell us what analytical phil accomplished.
what? i mean it's not really the point to read philosophy and not be like 'whoa dude this blows my mind!' while you nod along to the text or pat yourself on the back for also coming up with the same ideas independently. the text is what it is. if you can't appreciate that then -- like i said -- it's not for you. nothing wrong with that. it doesn't make you less intelligent
>in a half-assed effort to be Patrician
>he has become the ultimate pleb
No talent philosophers are some a dozen. Do something that requires a brain and not just nodding when someone says something 'deep'