By W. H. Newton-Smith
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Wittgenstein replied: 43 WITTGENSTEIN: A RELIGIOUS POINT OF VIEW? “Hegel seems to me to be always wanting to say that things which look different are really the same. Whereas my interest is in showing that things which look the same are really different. ” (R, p. 171) NOTICING DIFFERENCES ‘You’d be surprised’ would indeed be a fitting motto for the Philosophical Investigations. That is exactly what happens when an unexpected difference comes to light. One is surprised: it isn’t what one would have thought—even though it is in one’s own familiar language that the differences are shown!
Is there an ‘isomorphism’ between that sentence and what happened? We hardly know what to think. 011). ). How would this be proved? By a process of analysis. e. names. The names deputize for the simple objects that compose the described situation. This situation will be displayed as a configuration of simple objects. When all of this is done the arrangement of names will match the arrangement of simple objects. The complete analysis of what a sentence meant will result in an exact correlation between simple signs and simple objects.
Here you have a narrative— don’t take the same attitude to it as to another historical narrative! Give it an entirely different place in your life. — There is nothing paradoxical in that! (VB, p. 32) We are given a passionate account of why he is inclined to believe in the Resurrection: What inclines even me to believe in Christ’s Resurrection? It is as though I play with the thought. —If he did not rise from the dead, then he decomposed in the grave like any other man. He is dead and decomposed.
A Companion to the Philosophy of Science by W. H. Newton-Smith