Idolatry and Fashion
What is a prophet like? Wittgenstein is the nearest to a prophet I have ever known. He is a man who is like a tower, who stands high and unattached, leaning on no one. He has his own feet. He fears no man. “Nothing can hurt me!” But other men fear him. And why? Not at all because he can strike them or take their money or their good names. They fear his judgement….The acquaintance with Wittgenstein has given me some inkling as to what the power of the prophet was among his people. “Thus saith the Lord” is the token of that being high above all fear and all blandishment, fearless and feared, just and conscience. Thus saith the Lord!
KeywordsPhilosophy Department Logical Positivist Philosophical Community Utter Negation Trouble History
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