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Monday, December 28, 2020

Theology for the Wiener Kreis

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 PM

The previous post suggests a look at The New Yorker  today

Another “core claim” —

Change arises from the structure of the object.

See also Wiener Kreis  and Schlick.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Circle of Positivity

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:26 PM

“A quick note on terminology. Members of the Circle
were logical empiricists, sometimes called logical positivists.
Positivism is the view that our knowledge derives from
the natural world and includes the idea that we can have
positive knowledge of it. The Circle combined this position
with the use of modern logic; the aim was to build a new
philosophy.”

— Edmonds, David. The Murder of Professor Schlick  (p. vii).
Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition.

For aficionados of associative logic

See Triple Cross  in this journal and the Fano-plane circle
in the illustration below.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Unfolded

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:10 AM

See “Unfolded.jpg” in this journal.  From that search —

Pentagon with pentagram    

Compare and contrast these figures with images by Wittgenstein in . . .

Wittgenstein's pentagram and 4x4 'counting-pattern'

Related material from last night’s post Modernist Cuts

Schlick also appears in recent posts tagged Moriarty Variations.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Gleaming the Cube

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:30 AM

From a search in this journal for “Paradise of Childhood” —

Page from 'The Paradise of Childhood,' 1906 edition

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Inarticulate Image

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:07 AM

The “inarticulate” image from last night’s
Raid on the Inarticulate” —

This is, in a sense, an island of nothing in a sea of being.

Contrast with an opposite image in Wittgenstein’s “Diktat für Schlick:

From The Voices of Wittgenstein: The Vienna Circle ,
ed. by Gordon Baker, first published by Routledge
in 2003. From Ch. 1, “Dictation for Schlick” —

p. 69 —
“Our method resembles psychoanalysis in a certain sense.
To use its way of putting things, we could say that a
simile at work in the unconscious is made harmless by
being articulated. And this comparison with analysis
p.71 —
can be developed even further. (And this analogy is
certainly no coincidence.)
Anyone who speaks of the opposition of being and
the nothing, and of the nothing as something primary
in contrast to negation, has in mind, I think, a
picture of an island of being which is being washed
by an infinite ocean of the nothing. Whatever we throw
into this ocean will be dissolved in its water and
annihilated. But the ocean itself is endlessly restless
like the waves on the sea. It exists, it is, and we say
‘It noths’. But how is it possible to demonstrate to
someone that this simile is actually the correct one?
This cannot be shown at all. But if we free him from his
confusion then we have accomplished what we wanted to
do for him.”

“Ripples spread from castle rock ….” — “Endgame,” 1986

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