Worcester

Wittgenstein

Online - Monday morning
Contact: Laurence Wale
Wittgenstein's Ladders

Theodore Redpath likened Wittgenstein’s lectures to the services of a “masseur.” Redpath remembered Wittgenstein suggesting that if any of his students suffered from a mental cramp, he might be able to help them.

Wittgenstein has influenced much of philosophical thought over the past century but can be a notoriously difficult read. However, his work is thought-provoking and is referenced in many different fields. This gives us a wide range of topics to choose from.
Before each session I circulate a short extract of his writing of around 10 minutes reading-time. This is the starting point for discussion – first, to try and work out what Wittgenstein means, before opening out the topic to alternative views and what the ideas might mean in practice. The hope is that this will lead to a lively debate, albeit one that is grounded in philosophy.
You can take a look at the reading material from our sessions by following the links on this page.
Laurence Wale

17.10.2021

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Wittgenstein
More Group Pages
#Virtual Art and Philosophy #Virtual Belly Dancing
#Virtual Creative Writing #Virtual Discussion 1
#Virtual Discussion 2 #Virtual Economics Discussion
#Virtual French Advanced #Virtual French Intermediate
#Virtual Genealogy #Virtual German Conversation
#Virtual German for Improvers #Virtual German Intermediate
#Virtual Italian Intermediate #Virtual Jazz and Big Bands
#Virtual Local History 1 #Virtual Local History 4
#Virtual Photography A/V #Virtual Photography Creative
#Virtual Photography Practical #Virtual Poetry for Enjoyment
#Virtual Reading Group 1 #Virtual Reading Group 2
#Virtual Reading Modern Novels #Virtual Shakespearians
#Virtual Spanish Conversation #Virtual Transport & Machinery
Adventures in Music Ancient World
Art - Painting - Basic Art - Painting - Basic 2
Art - Painting for Pleasure Art and Philosophy
Board and Card Games Bridge 1 (Duplicate)
Bridge 2 (Rubber/Chicago) Bridge-Gentle Duplicate
Chainmaille Jewellery Choir
Computing-Basic Computing-Forum
Crafts Creative Writing
Croquet Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling - Short Dance for Fitness
Dance for Fitness 2 Dancing - Ballroom partners
Dancing - Belly dancing Dancing - Flamenco 1 - Beginners
Dancing - Flamenco 2 - Improvers Dancing - Line Beginners
Dancing - Line Improvers Dancing - Tap
Discussion 1 Discussion 2
Economics Discussion Group Film Appreciation
French - Beginners 2 French - Continuers
French - Intermediate French Culture and Conversation
French for beginners 1 Garden Club
Genealogy Group German - Conversation
German - Improvers German - Intermediate
History's People Italian - Intermediate
Jazz and Big Bands Local History 1
Local History 2 Local History 3
Long Cycling & Ultra Cycling Groups Lunch Club
Mindfulness and Meditation Music Appreciation
Philosophy Photography - Audio Visual
Photography - Creative Photography - Practical
Play Reading 1 Play Reading 2
Poetry Circle Poetry for Enjoyment
Poetry for Pleasure Reading - Modern Novels
Reading 1 Reading 2
Researching our History Science & Technology
Sewing Shakespeareans
Short Mat Bowling Short Mat Bowling 2
Short Mat Bowling 3 Short Mat Bowling 4
Short Mat Bowling 5 Short Mat Bowling 6
Spanish - Continuers Table Tennis 2
Transport and Machinery Travel
Walks - Long 1 Walks - Long 2
Walks - Short Walks 10 Mile +
Wittgenstein