I continue being not well, and otherwise also as before,
so I cannot do much. However, now and then I can do a little more, and
yesterday was such a day. Being a philosopher, I felt inspired to take up
my edition and notes on
Tractatus (Logico-Philosophicus) (<- Wikipedia links).
Thus I wrote yesterday, and thus I repeat today:
For that's what I did - in fact, the same as yesterday,
overhauled. It needs one more go, and it needs some insertion of some
summaries, but once that is done I can continue with sections 3 - 7.
Health and circumstances permitting, of course.
Let me say a little more - in continuation of what I
wrote yesterday - about Wittgenstein, or
rather: Of what I know about him.
I did read a fair amount of his books, for after he died
other books of his were published, derived by editors from notes or
typescripts of his, such as the Blue and the Brown Books, Remarks on the
foundations of mathematics, and something about esthetics, and was not
much impressed. Also, I read a fair amount about him, by Malcolm, Von
Wright, Stenius, Russell, Gellner, Findlay, Hermans and quite a few
others, but since there has been published a lot about his philosophies
and his person, I should add that I am not a real specialist, and
especially not in the linguistic philosophy derived from the the
ideas of the later Wittgenstein, of the Philosophical Investigations,
which differed considerably from those of the earlier Wittgenstein, of
The ideas of the later Wittgenstein I did not like at
Ernest Gellner's "Words and things" explains well why, as
Bertrand Russell did earlier in "My Philosophical Development".
Finally, to answer a burning question some may have: Why
do I write about the Tractatus?
The answer is mostly that in fact I have already
done so, in fact quite long ago, and that I think it is good, but that my
edition of it that was on line (and still is) is not good and
deserves some improvements, and also some extensions, namely with
summaries of my own ideas in my comments.
Also, I felt like it and could do it - which doesn't
happen often - and it pleases and interests me rather a lot more than
most that I read about and around ME, although I am aware it will
interest only a very small number of people.
And it also pleases me to write something else for my
site than about ME.