[GTh] Re: analogies
- Dr. Arnal asks:
> In any case, while I find these analogies very interesting,I don't know how useful this it would be for you, but a closer
> I can't help but wonder what to do with them. What do they mean?
> What do they tell us about Thomas? What I
> really was thinking about are *social* analogies to Thomas.
social analogy might be that of Wittgenstein, whose
disciples have been compiling, arranging, and rearranging his
cryptic sayings, and then spilling gallons of ink on what
one saying or another "REALLY means".
To me, the literature on, for example, what a language game
"really is" reminds me quite a bit of the literature on what
the kingdom of heaven "really is".
Greater clout is given to those who can exhibit the proper
apostolic sucession, yada yada yada. A great war dispersed the
followers of Wittgenstein, and a branch of his teachings
later crystalized into logical positivism, which Wittgenstein
himself would hardly recognize, yada yada yada.