D.F. Wallace – The Broom of the System

… a mad crackpot genius named Wittgenstein who believed that everything was words. Really. If your car would not start, it was apparently to be
understood as a language problem. If you were unable to love, you were lost in language.

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L. Wittgenstein – On Certainty

“I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again
and again, ‘I know that that’s a tree’, pointing to a tree that
is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell
him: ‘This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing
philosophy.”

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H. Putnam – The Content and appeal of naturalism

Todey the most common use of the term ‘naturalism’ might be described as follows: philosophers (…) announcing in one or another conspicuous place in their esseys and books that thay are ‘naturalists’ (…) ; this announcement, in its placing and emphasis, resembles the placing of the announcement in articles written in Salin’s Soviet Union that a view was in agreement with Comrae Stalin’s  (…) ; any view that is not ‘naturalist is anathema and colud not possibly be correct.

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