Wittgenstein Says Get Over Yourself Already


Here is an excellent overview of Wittgenstein from the New York Times opinionator. I’ve had a difficult time reading some of his work, but have always agreed with everything I’ve read that told me what he meant.


What I got from reading his book Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is that language is a tool that we use to build structures of understanding. But since our understanding is composed of these building blocks, there are faults and problems that we come upon which are purely related to the structures, not the reality upon which they are based.

In essence, much of what you worry about is really a problem of language and definition not an actual problem.

Here is his work in paperback, if you want to buy it on Amazon:



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