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The pursuit of knowledge

According to the great English lexicographer Samuel Johnson, knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it (Boswell life vol.2 p383 18 April 1775). In the information-driven world we now inhabit, the latter has assumed a much greater level of importance. At the time […]


Wittgenstein on Freud

Ludwig von Wittgenstein has justly been regarded as one of the major philosophers of the twentieth century, especially for his writings on the philosophy of language and logic. His work on psychoanalysis and criticism of his fellow Viennese, Sigmund Freud have however been generally overlooked. Wittgenstein is both highly critical of and at the same […]