Om å være eller bli seg selv. En personlig undersøkelse (2013)

«The edifice of your pride has to be dismantled. And that is terribly hard work.» (Wittgenstein, Culture and Value) “Who is entitled to write his reminiscences? Everyone. Because no one is obliged to read them. In order to write one’s reminiscences it is not at all necessary to be a great man, nor a notorious […]

«Wittgenstein-pilegrim’. Pilegrimsvandring langs Lustrafjorden (‘Den romantiske vegen) til filosofen Ludwig Wittgensteins hytte ved Eidsvatnet i Skjolden

Ludwig Wittgenstein og Skjolden: Et orienteringspunkt for moderne mennesker Ideen ligger utvilsomt i tiden; vi trenger å støtte oss til andre menneskers dype tenkning for å orientere oss i vår moderne forvirring. Folk fra flere land som søker etter det personlig verdifulle og ønsker å rette oppmerksomheten mot ting i denne verden som kan ha dyp og varig […]

Wittgensteinian thoughts on the recent discussion on religion

–PERSONAL THOUGHTS ON SOME ASPECTS OF RELIGION, ON RICHARD DAWKINS FAILED CRITICISM OF RELIGION AND SUPERSTITION IN THE NAME OF ONEYED SCIENTIFIC RATIONALITY, WITTGENSTEIN REMARKS ON RELIGION, AND ON THE NEED FOR DEVELOPING A MODERN VIEW ON RELIGION THAT RESPECTS RELIGION’S SPECIAL ROLE IN HUMAN LIFE Religion as a region of human experience There is […]

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s exile in Skjolden

The ‘Anachoretic’ pattern of withdrawal and return as a cultural self-technique «Throughout his life Wittgenstein showed the characteristics of a religious contemplative of the hermit type. Thus he alternated between periods of great prominence in academic life and periods of extreme abnegation and retirement…..”(Orbituary, Times 1951) “My hypothesis is that monkhood, i.e., the archetype of […]