Language, Reality and Work: The Joy of Wittgenstein

Warren Kinston 9. February 2013 10:00

Like all truly great philosophers, Wittgenstein had a gift for words.

Ludwig Wittgenstein  Language Truth Reality  "Uttering a word", he said, "is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination."

THEE could be viewed as codifying many elements in his thinking.  There is certainly support for many taxonomic propositions that look strange on the surface e.g. the notion that at the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded. He recognized that “man has to awaken to wonder—and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.

His view that anything that can be said should be said is clearly an approach to using language that I share.  However, my taxonomic researches make it clear that this logical method is but one of 7 approaches for using language (available soon in the TOP Studio).  It suits some purposes and not others. More...


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Understanding Communication—Especially in regard to Using Language

Warren Kinston 3. December 2012 12:00

I  am a bit on my own with understanding Communication (PH5 in my taxonomy). In a small boat in a vast ocean with a lot hanging on my ability to think clearly and not fool myself.

understanding communication

I like to allow a new taxonomic framework to get clarified in phases over several years. There are periods of forgetting, mulling, intense revision, frustration, even disgust and blinding insight—see blog on my cycles of insight and illusion. If I'm lucky, I come across a book where someone has done most of the work for me. Remember that I have never claimed originality in ideas, only a new way to order well-established ideas. But that means reading lots of books.

Understanding communication requires the same lengthy treatment. I remember reading books on linguistics in the 1970's. But I first looked properly at communication in the 1980's in relation to Jaques levels-of-work ideas. I last looked at it properly around 2009-2010 when I was concerned to get some comfort that I would not end up being mocked by my website challenge of empty frameworks.  

To my surprise More...


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Warren Kinston is the creator of the THEE-Online website as an open forum for the further discovery and development of THEE. He writes this blog as an escape valve for the excitement and frustrations of the work. More info here.

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