Thursday, May 11, 2006

Diagram #9 (Parts & Operations of the Arrow)

“Imagine this case: We give someone an order to walk
in a certain direction by pointing or by drawing an arrow
which points in the direction. Suppose drawing arrows
is the language in which we generally give such an order.
Couldn’t such an order be interpreted to mean that the man
who gets it is to walk in the direction opposite to that of the arrow?”
--Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Blue Book
(Preliminary Studies for the ‘Philosophical Investigations’)