November 24, 2010
ME + me: More comments on Wittgenstein - 6 & 7
I continue being not well, and otherwise also as before,
so I cannot do much.
But I did again add
some more comments on
Wittgenstein, and I have now commented almost all the theses under
beginning of the theses under
almost all the theses under
last is just one thesis, so that was not difficult).
Also, I have straightened out the backgrounds and links,
and the notations for logic and mathematics, and the figures.
So in effect most of the heavy gruntwork has been done now
-which is a considerable relief! - so what remains to be done is this:
insert the comments to the theses that have no comments,
run through it all as a general check
insert some additional material + comments, such as
Wittgenstein's foreword; Russell's introduction; and perhaps some other
insert some additional comments and summaries
decide whether I want to use the Ogden-translation, and if
so work it in
make a summary of my own comments
make an edition in 7 files, supplementing the present one
in over 500.
So there still remains rather a lot to be done, but I have moved
forward rather a lot.
should add that this is the first version of the first
version, and that I have left some comments and pictures out till later, while
also the nathematical and logical notation should be straightened out.
P.S. And since I think I have done enough for today, I refer you
if you want to read more of what I wrote today and yesterday.
Actually, I have been most of the last 25 days busy on this, and
have done very little else, but then nearly all of the comments were written
already, and indeed these comments have been written over a period of 43 years -
that is, more precisely: at various dates during that period, and mostly in the
early seventies - and I believe they are good.
Also, what there is now about the Tractatus on my site is better
than there has been so far.
P.P.S. It may be I have to stop Nederlog for a while. The reason
is that I am physically not well at all. I don't know yet, but if
there is no Nederlog, now you know the reason.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a
professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about
maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter
of one's beliefs:
is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!
No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Have its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!"
- (Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound")
"It was from this time that I developed my way of judging
the Chinese by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not. "
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