Wittgenstein Watershed - "Every sign by itself seems dead."

We will continue our long, slow, collaborative adventure through Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. This is a book that is constantly "starting over" and uses no intimidating technical apparatus - making it ideal for first-time readers of Wittgenstein or of philosophy in general.

Tonight, we'll start at remark 430. At this point in the text, Wittgenstein considers the nature of meaning and signification, re-opening one of his favorite questions from a new angle. "Is it not mind", we're tempted to ask, "which gives a sign its life?"

Our job will be, not only trying to understand what Wittgenstein is saying, but also seeing whether his observations and thought-experiments speak to our own difficulties in understanding what mind and meaning are.

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