Ludwig Wittgenstein showed up on Russell’s doorstep one day to challenge his quest for mathematical certainty.
It’s the anniversary, btw, of an important date in the history of the other Cambridge: Emerson’s Harvard Divinity School Address in 1838, which also challenged conventional wisdom and smug certainties. He called walking gymnastics for the mind. “In this refulgent summer, it has been a luxury to draw the breath of life…” Our mortal breath is every bit as divine as any prophet’s. If you don’t believe it, just walk.
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