The Tucson Philosophy Group Meetup

…Augustine says in the Confessions "quid est ergo tempus? si nemoex me quaerat scio; si quaerenti explicare velim, nescio"**.—This could not be said about a question of natural science ("What is the specific gravity of hydrogen?" for instance). Something that we know when no one asks us, but no longer know when we are supposed to give an account of it, is something that we need to remind ourselves of. (And it is obviously something of which for some reason it is difficult to remind oneself.)

Wittgenstein – Philosophical Investigations §89

**[What, then, is time? If no one ask of me, I know; if I wish to explain to him who asks, I know not.]


After moving from the lyrical Allegory of Plato's Cave in the June meeting to the skeptical views of the Vienna Circle and the Tractatus Logico-Philosohicus in July, we shall complete our discussions of the problem of Universals in August and hopefully put to rest the age old question of whether Universals such as the Socratic "good" and Agustine's "time" can be meaningfully discussed. To do this we shall look to the later Wittgentstein's thoughts on Family Resemblance.

The short reading beginning at §65-  in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations and as much more of it as you may care to read can be found at this link:

http://gormendizer.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Ludwig.Wittgenstein.-.Philosophical.Investigations.pdf


PLEASE NOTE; THE MEETING DATE FOR THE AUGUST MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED FOR AUGUST ONLY TO THE FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AUGUST 6, 2012!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • ken m.

    Not having attended every TPG meetup, I cannot say that it was universally good but the coffee was OK!

    August 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Preference seems to go to whomever shouts out. Most do, but some who are quieter need to be heard from.

    August 7, 2012

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