Wittgenstein would approve

I eagerly await the availability of Roberto Calasso’s Ardor translated by Richard Dixon.

Sraddha is the Vedic axiom: the firm belief, which cannot be demonstrated but is implied in every act, that the visible acts on the invisible and, above all, that the invisible acts on the visible – that the realm of the mind and the realm of the tangible are in continual communication.

From Wittgenstein’s head-spinning notes “On Certainty”.

31. The propositions which one comes back to again and again as if bewitched—these I should like to expunge from philosophical language.

105. All testing, all confirmation and disconfirmation of a hypothesis takes place already within a system. And this system is not a more or less arbitrary and doubtful point of departure for all our arguments: no, it belongs to the essence of what we call an argument. The system is not so much the point of departure, as the element in which arguments have their life.

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