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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Against Bewitchment

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 7:55 PM

A footnote in memory of a preservationist

Title page of a thesis on language by Miles Spencer Kimball from 1984

The previous post's quotation from the Kimball thesis contains
a reference (numbered 23) to the source of Wittgenstein's 
"savages" remarkPhilosophical Investigations , § 194.

Kimball's  remarks quoted in the previous post are from
page 121 of his thesis, under the heading "Wittgenstein's
Battle Against Bewitchment by Language."

From a cinematic example of such bewitchment —

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