By Rush Rhees

Rush Rhees, a detailed good friend of Wittgenstein and a massive interpreter of his paintings, exhibits how Wittgenstein's On walk in the park matters good judgment, language, and fact – themes that occupied Wittgenstein considering early in his career.Authoritative interpretation of Wittgenstein's final nice paintings, On walk in the park, through one in all his closest buddies. Debunks misconceptions approximately Wittgenstein's On simple task and indicates that it truly is an essay on good judgment. Exposes the continuity in Wittgenstein's notion, and the novel personality of his conclusions. features a monstrous and illuminating afterword discussing present scholarship surrounding On sure bet, and its courting to Rhees's paintings in this topic.

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Compare: ‘the way we choose and value words’. These expressions do not coincide. The divergences between, on the one hand, the empirical judgements Wittgenstein discusses in On Certainty and the practice which holds them fast, and, on the other hand, the way we choose and value words, is probably much wider than anything they have in common. Nevertheless, sometimes boundaries are hard to draw. What we call ‘value judgement’ seems often to be hardly distinguishable from action. , etc. So also, a man may show his devotion to his friend, or may show his admiration for someone who is not his friend, through various things he does.

Someone who, dreaming, says ‘I am dreaming’, even if he speaks audibly in doing so, is no more right than if he said in his dream ‘it is raining’, while it was in fact raining. Even if his dream were actually connected with the noise of rain. (OC: 676) THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE This clearly raises the question of the relation of thought to language, but this is a question which emerges from the end of Part One of the Investigations which one can characterize, though this is true of the rest of the book too, as the intention to discuss the relation of language to reality, and the relation of thought to reality.

Answer: by the way we choose our words and value them. 37 PICTURING REALITY How do I find the right word? How do I choose among words? Without doubt it is sometimes as if I were comparing them by fine differences of smell: That is too … , that is too … , – this is the right one. – But I do not always have to make judgements, give explanations; often I might only say: ‘It simply isn’t right yet’. I am dissatisfied, I go on looking. ’ Sometimes I can say why. 9 You can’t teach this in the way you can teach someone correct grammar.

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