While reading a biography of Wittgenstein, I come to define pornography
2015/03/26 § Leave a comment
I have been re-reading Ray Monk’s Wittgenstein The Duty of Genius after a fifteen year gap. It was a hard copy, I gave it away to an Ethiopian. I have an electronic copy now. I read it in yellow on a black screen.
Thus it came to pass as I was standing in the dark I while reading on the phone I wonder about the “I know it when I see it.” phrase some US judge said after refraining from defining hard core porn.
I’d define hard core as a more extenuated version of the base definition, to wit, “Porn is defined by its main uniting fantasy, that it is not fantasy.”
I don’t think it needs to be linked to sexuality at all.
Also: The “show versus tell” stuff is all about the redundancy of Russell’s “theory of types.”
Thus a definition of porn is also redundant, as I have shown.