Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The roundabout way …

… First Known When Lost: "Love, What It Is".

I am thus tempted to fall back upon my old standby in situations of this sort: "What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence." Ludwig Wittgenstein, Proposition 7, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (translated by David Pears and Brian McGuinness) (1921). Of course, Wittgenstein is only repeating what Taoist and Buddhist philosophers stated centuries ago. And what they say is true, you know. (Contrary to what purveyors of Science would have you believe, all of this explaining we moderns engage in gets us nowhere.)


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