Sunday, November 07, 2004

OUP: Wittgenstein's Nachlass
It is a good job I am not fluent in german or I would be tempted to buy this

Single User, Text and Facsimiles
UK Price: £1035.00 + VAT

Wittgenstein's Nachlass: The Bergen Electronic Edition is the only CD-ROM to give you instant facsimile and text access to the 20,000 pages of the philosopher's Nachlass as catalogued by Professor von Wright in his 1982 publication The Wittgenstein Papers. The result of 10 years of academic research and editorial work by the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen this electronic edition is the first scholarly resource to apply a uniform, well-documented, consistent set of editorial principles to the writings. The CD-ROM is a joint publication between Oxford University Press and the Wittgenstein Archives and is published in Text & Facsimile and Text Only formats.
Universitetet i Bergen

University of Bergen Magazine 2002 - Wittgenstein's posthumous manuscripts given EU status: "The University of Bergen's Wittgenstein Archive has recently been named a 'European Research Infrastructure', " which means money

The Archive recently received a positive response from the European Commission to its application for RI status. This is probably the first time that a humanities project has been awarded RI status. Over a period of two and a half years the EU will provide 165,433 Euros (about NOK 1.3 million) of support for research in the Archive. This will mean that about 30 visiting students of Wittgenstein will receive fellowships to visit the Wittgenstein Archive. Google Search: wittgenstein


Wittgenstein's Lectures, Cambridge, 1930-1932:
From the Notes of John King and Desmond Lee


When H. D. P. Lee died, (he was once my headmaster 1949 ++ )
I was startled to read in his obituary that he was a student of Wittgenstein so I have just borrowed the above on interlibrary loan

another short text
Moore, G.E. (1959). ‘Wittgenstein’s Lectures 1930-33’. In: Philosophical Papers, Londen: George Allen & Unwin, New York: MacMillan, p. 252-325

G E Moore also attended the lectures and he was 16 years older than LW and professor of philosophy from 1911 to 1939

all new to me and a middle stage in LW's development


some quotes:-
What does it mean to say "I can't imagine red and blue in the same spot at the same time"?

It is misleading to use the word "can't" because it suggests a wrong analogy.
We should say, "it has no sense to say - - - "

The pianola may go wrong and we can't be sure it will not go wrong.
And there is nothing in the machine that can be right or wrong. The machine goes as it goes.

Grammar circumscribes language.

Grammar is not the expression of what is the case but of what is possible.

Is playing chess then an amorphous state like toothache?

Language may be compared to the controls of a machine.


The nimbus of philosophy has been lost.
For we now have a method of doing philosophy, and can speak of *skilful* philosphers.


What is philosophy?


What we are in fact doing is to tidy up our notions, to make clear what *can* be said about the world.

This act of clearing up is philosophy.

In philosophy we are not laying foundations but tidying up a room, in the process of which we have to touch everything a dozen times.
The only way to do philosophy is to do everything twice.

I am off from UK to DK to Copenhagen on Wednesday so I only have the book for a couple of days.

Yahoo! Groups : wittgenstein-dialognet

Google Search: wittgenstein-dialognet

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Yahoo! Search blog
time for a review of search engines

Search Engine Map - AltaVista - Metamend

Blogger: Recently Updated Blogs this machine runs at more than 200 updates a minute

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Good For Gold--Bad For The Dollar: "In 2003 the top four Asian central banks bought $300 billion U.S. debt and were holding $1.5 trillion by end January 2004. Japan leads the pack with $741 billion, then China with $403 billion, followed by Taiwan with $207 billion, and South Korea at $157 billion. These amounts are double what the top four had just two years ago.
Around mid March, rumors were surfacing that the Japanese would be cutting back on their foreign debt purchases. This sent gold to $412 and the U.S. dollar got whacked across the board."

Our $1.5 Trillion Asian IOU
Good for Gold -Bad for the Dollar
sez Bill Ridley


Protecting Yourself Against the U.S. Dollar Collapse: "Protecting Yourself Against the U.S. Dollar Collapse

Bill Ridley
Online Investors News

Though I have been preaching for over three years that the U.S. dollar will slide due to excessive budget overruns and trade deficits, two main stream banks are predicting very rapid declines for the dollar over the next 12-24 months.
In January of 2003, the U.S. dollar would have bought $1.57 Canadian. Today the greenback will buy you just over $1.27 CDN. However the TD Bank is projecting that the U.S. dollar will be worth just $1.20 CDN within 24 months and the National Bank of Canada is projecting the USD will buy just $1.18 in just 12 months time."

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching. It unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country... the Money Power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign"' by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war."

Abraham Lincoln, from a letter written to William Elkin just after the passage of the National Banking Act of 1863 and less than five months before he was assassinated.
Boring old Bush - little does he realize he is going to be remembered as another dud president like his father or Reagan.

He was lucky that Kerry was not quite charismatic enough.

Thatcher got an extra turn because of that war and some of the damage she did to UK is taking 20 years to get sorted ie be repaired.

Bush is making the poor poorer and giving them more incentive to turn to crime or drugs.

Any governor who cannot see that capital punishment is wrong, because errors by police cannot be corrected, is lacking in moral fibre.

Any president who cannot see that borrowing from JApan and China to fund his policies is risky . . . .

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Clarinet for Children

The Lyons C Clarinet is a beginner's instrument you can play for the rest of your life.

Making music with others is enjoyable and a good way of getting to know new people; and the Lyons C Clarinet is the most practical instrument for that.
It is only one third the weight of the conventional clarinet and it is not affected by rain and extremes of temperature - so take it with you anywhere.
However, its biggest advantage for amateurs is its key - C, the same key as pianos, guitars, flutes, violins, vocal music and recorders.
This means the Lyons C Clarinet can play the music of many other instruments and all written songs without the player having to transpose the notes, as players of B-flat (conventional) clarinets would have to do unless they were playing music specially written for B-flat clarinet.

and if Jack Brymer says so IT IS OK !

Designed for childhood - and second too !

Monday, November 01, 2004

Well I had to rescan the digital airwaves to get Channel 34 into my TV's memory

off to a loud start:-

21:00 Subtitles
A youngster is found dead under the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, and the crime squad suspect he might have been a gunrunner for the paramilitaries. It turns out he was the son of a notorious gangster, who not surprisingly soon goes looking for revenge, but as a spate of racist attacks results in a bomb being planted in the city centre, Rebus begins to fear a conspiracy more powerful than he imagined is at work. Gritty drama, starring John Hannah and James Cosmo
Click here to hide programmes that have already been shown today
A minister enlists Mike's help in finding his runaway daughter who may have been lured to Philadelphia by an Internet child predator. US police drama, starring David Morse of The Rock and The Green Mile fame
In the Heat of the Night
Tense, racially-charged thriller starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. A redneck Southern sheriff is reluctantly teamed with a black big-city cop in a murder investigation.
Buying goods from the comfort of home

I am supposed to be writing my novel

Britain's ITV Launches New Digital Channel ITV3
Reuters - 4 hours ago
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Digital channel ITV3 to launch, UK - 8 hours ago
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ITV launches free digital channel
BBC News, UK - 11 hours ago
ITV is launching a new channel on Monday, offering viewers the chance to see a range dramas, films and repeats. Digital channel ...
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Inspector Rebus flat up for sale at offers over £265,000
The Scotsman, UK - 20 hours ago
WEALTHY homebuyers are being given the chance to snap up the home of one of Scotland’s most famous fictional detectives. The flat ...
TV sleuth's pad set to make a killing
The Scotsman, UK - Oct 30, 2004
A HALF-DRUNK bottle of whisky and empty take-away food cartons tend to be the only signs of home comforts in Inspector John Rebus’s flat. ...
Glasgow Daily Record, UK - 22 hours ago
THE Edinburgh flat seen on telly as the home of maverick cop John Rebus is up for sale. The three-bedroom home in Warrender Park ...