From: Kent Lofgren <Kent.Lofgren@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 09:01:35 +0200
>...but so are so many other statements [snip]..."So near yet so far away."
>Logically, how can something be both near but, at the same time, far away?
>It makes 'no sense.' ...
When I read the clip above, I come to think about a passage in
"Philosophical Investigations". I dont have the book here, so I can't
quote. But Wittgenstein asks the reader something about the phrase "Stand
about there" (or "Stand roughly there".) This phrase ("about
there"/"roughly there"), Wittgenstein says, might seem to be in-exact and
bad. But being in-exact is not always being unclear or useless. W. asks the
reader if not this phrase can work perfect, in some everyday situations
(Like, a photographer asks the person to be photographed to "stand roughly
I read my paraghraph above, but I am not sure what my main point is. I hope
you can get something out of the list contribution ;-)
>From a sunny Umea, and
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