Wednesday, December 05, 2007

6.52 We feel that even if all possible questions of natural science were to be answered, our life problems [existential problems?] would still not have been touched at all. Of course there would then be no more questions remaining; and just this is the answer.

It is? One possible interpretation: These questions, the life ones, are illusory. They are not questions, but feelings of a certain kind. Feelings that feel as though they will go away when an answer is found, but that can be shown to be unanswerable by any possible answer. And so we see that the feelings are misleading. Will they then go away? Maybe, maybe not. But we can at least deal with them honestly, knowing them for what they are (not).

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