In the midst of critiquing Freud’s essentialist reduction of dreams as wish-fulfillment, Wittgenstein used an illustrative and humorous example, regarding the possibility of multiple different and valid interpretations of a behavior/story/dream-event usw… “There is no one reason why people talk. A small child babbles often just for the pleasure of making noises. This is also...
What afflicts the adult is not so much the illusion of hope as, no doubt among...– Søren Kierkegaard (via thephilosophizer)
Kierkegaard: A Socrates in Christendom
Socrates could not prove the immortality of the soul; he simply said: This matter occupies me so much that I will order my life as though immortality were a fact - should there be none, eh bien I still do not regret my choice; for this is the only thing that concerns me. What a great help it would be in Christendom if someone spoke and acted like that: I don’t know whether Christianity is...