We all struggle to form a self. Great teaching, Wittgenstein reminds us, involves taking this struggle and engaging in it with others; his whole life was one great such struggle. In working with poor children, he wanted to transform himself, and them.

What an interesting, honest definition of "great teaching": taking your struggle to form a self and engaging in it with others.

So what does it mean in concrete terms to struggle to form a self in the context of great teaching?

I started to answer that question and saw that it would take a while to get it right.

Now I know why the "save draft" button is essential - but I won't save this - I'll post it and, I hope, get back to it.

katakowsj mike

posted by flagamuffin: 1413 days ago