We will continue our very slow, very cooperative stab at Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations - one of the densest, most idiosyncratic, and most rewarding philosophical texts ever composed. This time we will be starting at Remark 337. No prior reading or background is expected.
In this and neighboring parts of the book, Wittgenstein queries one of the deepest biases in all of Western thought - the bias toward treating "thought" as something private and non-physical. To the extent that we understand what "thinking" is at all, he contends, its various identification-conditions can be stated, and by that point we're already in the domain of the (at least partly) public and the (at least partly) physical.