Wittgenstein on Heraclitus

“What we do is to bring words back from thier metaphysical to their normal use in language.  The man wh0 said that one cannot step twice into the same river, uttered a falsehood.  One can step twice into the same river.”

We spent nearly an hour in class the other day arguing over whether Wittgenstein was right to say this of Heraclitus.

2 Responses to Wittgenstein on Heraclitus

  1. Clint says:

    So what was the conclusion?

  2. Xavier says:

    I was basically the lone hold-out insisting that the “later” Wittgenstein is hostile to metaphysics–hence his comment on Heraclitus.

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