[lit-ideas] Wittgenstein and the say/show distinction

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
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  • Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:55:09 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 2/25/2013 10:41:47  A.M. UTC-02, 
donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
But, somehow, this perhaps  doesn't need saying.

Note that while
"it goes without saying" 
is sort of idiomatic, it takes a different scenario, even if not a  
Wittgensteinian one, to make sense of
"it goes without showing".
"Needless to say" is pretty idomatic, if otiose ("Why say it then?")
Whereas "needless to show" is rude.
These elements could all be used against McEvoy's interpretation, or in its 
 favour, or other.

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