Category Archives: Language and communication

“The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr

The Shallows written by Nicholas Carr, is a book exploring the effects of what the Internet has upon our lives. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer-prize in 2011. This book is of natural interest on this blog as here … Continue reading

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Philosophy, dialogue and interest for the ordinary

Wittgenstein once said “A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring”. I do sense that there is something in it. It is the discussion that brings philosophy to life. … Continue reading

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A philosopher’s guide to Pierre Bourdieu

Some would perhaps call Pierre Bourdieu more of an anti-philosopher than a philosopher. I want to claim that Bourdieu was a philosopher, and stress Bourdieu’s role within philosophy. It is true that Bourdieu strongly criticized academic philosophy, but Bourdieu also … Continue reading

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On philosophy of communication (draft)

What I will be aiming at here is similar to what an encyclopedia would write on Communication (such as the Wikipedia article here). But there are some important differences. Mainly, the encyclopedia writes an article based on and backed up … Continue reading

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“Games Critics Play” by Carter Kaplan

Games Critics Play is an article with imaginative associations and different topics intertwined. Kaplan is combining the philosophy of Wittgenstein with literature theory. Kaplan points out that critics can read a text differently. One can say that critics are playing … Continue reading

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“Derrida, Searle, Contexts, Games, Riddles” by Edmond Wright

At first I thought this article was just boring, then it did catch some of my interest. It speaks of ambiguity, context-shifts and double-meanings. It is well written, and seems well updated with contemporary academical philosophy. ”X counts as Y … Continue reading

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Selected quotes of Ludwig Wittgenstein and commentary

Wittgenstein himself did a lot of cutting and pasting with his own aphorisms. Here I’ve gathered some quotes by and about Wittgenstein which I personally found useful and important, and put it under headlines listed below. In some cases I … Continue reading

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