The Westin Wittgenstein.
When pronounced in a fast way, by a Viennese, "Wittgenstein" does become
"Westin", did you notice?
Austin used to say as per header, "Some Like Witters, But Moore's MY Man".
I suppose Austin took 'my man' from Gerswhin, "the man I love" -- although
there may be more specific collocations in song lyrics about 'my man'
(Geary should know).
Strawson misrecalled Austin's quip. He quotes Austin as saying: "Some
PEOPLE like Witters, but Moore's MY man". Strawson and Grice discussed for
over this: "Of course, 'people' is implicated!" he would protest.
Thanks to R. Paul for forwarding the programme of The Wittgenstein Society
-- or "Witters Club", as Austin called it.
The session will take place at 6pm at the Westin St. Francis in San
-- So called after Saint Francis of Assisi, "St Francis" I mean, not
"Wittgenstein and Political Theology: Law, Decision, and the Self"
------ commentary: what is political theology? England. The idea that the
monarch has a divine identity is what philosophers call political theology.
Pope Francis would agree, since he is the monarch of an absolute monarchy
in the heart of Rome! The subtitle may confuse: law, decision, and the self.
The theology may come when we discover that the self is God. The law is
important, since the Ten Commandments, God's ten commandments, that is, may
be seen as law. And of course, decision, since we can decide to follow them
or not ('we' is used impersonally). Oddly orthodox Jews have more
commandments than 10, and an illustrator in NYC has recently offered an
of the whole lot of them!
"The Grammar of Conflict"
----- commentary. Grice thought there was a grammar of cooperation. I say
'eether', you say 'either'. Shall we call the whole thing off? No. We should
cooperate. So when you say 'eether' I'll take you to mean 'either' and I
expect you do likewise, only in reverse. The grammar of conflict, for
Witters is when Grice is not obeyed!
"Self-Knowledge and Our Capacity for Conscious Reflection: How Finkelstein
Can Respond to Boyle"
--- commentary: This is very difficult, since Boyle wasn't listening!
(Implicature: So why did Finkelstein care to respond?)
"Wittgenstein and the Language of Abortion"
---- commentary: this belongs in bio-ethics. Wittgenstein did not have
children, but surely he could still have a word to say about abortion and the
deep grammar that gets correlated with this complex bio-ethical problem.
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