The Genius of Wittgenstein

The story goes that Wittgenstein asked, "Why did people believe for so long that the sun went around the earth?"

His interlocutor answered, "Well, because it looks that way?"

Wittgenstein paused for a moment. Then he asked, "And how would it look if the earth went around the sun?"


  1. I'd say they're both right. I think it would be interesting to describe precisely the difference between the points they're making.


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