I am teaching a class on contemporary religious thinkers, and for this purpose I re-read the book by James Carse, Finite and Infinite Games.(1987.)  It is an interesting combination of ideas – a loose concept of “game” is subjected to a dialectic of the finite and the infinite, and the outcome is a secular theology that […]

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Philosophical Investigations: 23. But how many kinds of sentences are there? Say assertion, question, and command?–There are countless kinds countless different kinds of use of what we call “symbols,” “words,” “sentences.” And this multiplicity is not something fixed, given once for all; but new types of language, new language-games, as we may say, come into existence, and others […]

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