Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. ~Ludwig Wittgenstein
Since DoR is a philosophy blog I thought our first step into the blogosphere could be a meta-step, a post about the nature of the dance itself.
Reflection on philosophical problems has convinced me that a much larger number than I used to think, or than is generally thought, are connected with the principles of symbolism... In dealing with highly abstract matters it is much easier to grasp the symbols (usually words) than it is to grasp what they stand for. The result of this is that almost all thinking that purports to be philosophical or logical consists in attributing to the world the properties of language.
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