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A Monday Morning Joke

Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 10.13.50 AMGrowing up in a wealthy home, Wittgenstein never actually saw a beetle as a child. When he asked his parents and relatives what a beetle looked like, they gave descriptions, but he could tell they didn’t know either. As he grew older, he theorized that no one had ever actually seen a beetle. He told all his philosopher friends, who just got really excited and assumed that he was making a profound point regarding the nature of language. He was too embarrassed to correct them and simply pretended like that was what he meant all along. He still isn’t sure what a beetle is to this day, or if they even exist at all.

Thanks to Critical-Theory.com

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