Friday, January 06, 2006

wittgenstein on modesty

i was reading wittgenstein's tractatus on the way home from school and came across this passage...

4.0002 ...Language disguises the thought; so that from the external form of the clothes one cannot infer the form of the thought they clothe, because the external form of the clothes is constructed with quite another object than to let the form of the body be recognized.

this analogy may have worked back during the first world war as wittgenstein was writing this in the trenches, but i think after seeing me in my form fitting jeans, he may need to reconsider things.

and no; i don't really wear form-fitting jeans.

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