Friday, May 22, 2009

Spoofing Again

This is one I think back on sometimes, as an aging philosophy teacher looking for "private language" examples. This captures the essence, no?

Like I'd gladly show Nell starring Jodie Foster another thousand times, but the advantage of this one is:

(a) it's short and...

(b) it has the appearance of a dialog, which is closer to what Wittgenstein was getting at in Philosophical Investigations: a dialectic, a conversation with himself (the slower guy in scare quotes, usually).

:: silver shoe not regulation either ::