Hocus-Pocus

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Posted: May 20, 2016 2:29 PM
Wittgenstein is one of those philosophers who spoke loudest from the grave. Save for the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, a children’s dictionary and grammar dating from his stint as a schoolmaster in Austria, and a coolly dismissive review of a scholastic primer on logic written not long after his arrival at Cambridge, he published nothing during his lifetime. One of the most remarkable things to have appeared since his death is the fragment published as “Remarks on Frazer’s Golden Bough,” a collection of jottings Wittgenstein made in a notebook while reading the great 12-volume study of culture and magic, a work to which he found himself returning frequently. The post Hocus-Pocus appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.