24 January 2010

Goal of philosophy (Wittgenstein)

The goal of philosophy is to build a wall where language comes to an end.

-- Wittgenstein

17 January 2010

On Limits (Wittgenstein)

5.6 The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

5.61 Logic fills the world: the limits of the world are also its limits …. What we cannot think, we cannot think; we cannot therefore say what we cannot think.

6.41 The sense of the world must lie outside the world. In the world everything is as it is and happens as it happens. In it there is no value – and if there were, it would be of no value. If there is a value which is of value, it must lie outside all happenings and being-so. For all happening and being-so is accidental.

– Wittgenstein, from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophus

10 January 2010

Self-sustenance of nature (Aurelius)

Nature has no door to sweep things out of. But the wonderful thing about its workmanship is how, faced with that limitation, it takes everything within it that seems broken, old and useless, transforms it into itself, and makes new things from it, so that it doesn't need material from any outside source, or anywhere to dispose of what's left over. It relies on itself for all it needs: space, material, and labor.

-- Marcus Aurelius, from the Meditations, sect. 8.50

03 January 2010


Resolve in this new decade to pull harder on the energies from above, to open up to more and more light & wisdom, to dig deeper and uplevel your own energies within and around you.