[Milton-L] Fetishizing Greatness, was Re: Is Paradise Lost

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 21:36:43 EDT 2009


Jonny --

Maybe the poetic qualities of Wittgenstein's Tractatus would be more
evident if I broke his lines up as poetry?

"Thus I do not
           write
'f(a,b).a=b',
but 'f(a,a)'
(or
'f(b,b)');
and not
'f(a,b).
   ~a=b',
       but
          'f(a,b)')"

Can't you just feel it, Jonny?

Jim R

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 8:31 PM, jonnyangel <junkopardner at comcast.net> wrote:
> Jesus Christ on a crutch, James. Next you'll be getting all teary eyed and
> telling me that Einstein or Alan Turing were "poets". Wittgenstein was a
> *philosopher* (and a damned good one), but c'mon already!


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