466. Thus it seems to me that I have known something the whole time, and yet there is no meaning in saying so, in uttering this truth.

467. I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again and again, “I know that that's a tree”, pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: “this fellow isn't insane. We are only doing philosophy”.

(Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein & Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe: On Certainty)


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