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Texas, U. of, HRC
"Whitmonday aftn." "... then I had a walk with Wittgenstein, very enjoyable. He is thinking of doing philosophy in the regular way here, and perhaps ultimately teaching. It will be a great joy to me if he stays on here. I told him he ought not simply to state what he thinks true, but to give arguments for it, but he said arguments spoil its beauty, and he would feel as if he was dirtying a flower with muddy hands. He does appeal to me—the artist in intellect is so very rare. I told him I hadn't the heart to say anything against that, and that he had better acquire a slave to state the arguments. I am seriously afraid that no one will see the point of anything he writes, because he won't recommend it by arguments addressed to a different point of view. But that must take its chance.—In July he is to be operated for rupture; then he thinks of going to Iceland."
[Letter no. not on letter.]
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