Lausanne to Paris
/ De Lausanne a Paris

“A mandarin was the perfect icebreaker for two travellers on a train.
A music score lead to philosophical investigations, and a cat called Two Mountains”

Izzy was travelling by train between Switzerland & France & noticed a fellow traveller looking at sheet-music via his iPhone. She offered him some mandarin and asked him about the score, he told her that he was learning piano, (which he loved even though some people may think he was too old) and he’d discovered he was able to “speak with a different voice”. More conversation revealed that he was a philosophy teacher in Paris and had a cat with distinct triangular patches on its fur who was called Two Mountains.

Philosophical Conversations is an essay by an Austrian-British philosopher called Ludwig Wittgenstein which was published after his death in 1953. It’s understood to be one of the most important books of 20th-century philosophy and relates to how it is essential that a language is shareable, but this does not imply that for a language to function that it is in fact already shared.

 

De Lausanne a Paris

Izzy estaba viajando por tren entre Suiza y Francia, cuando notó a uno de los viajeros mirando partituras en su iPhone. Le ofertó un poco de mandarina y le preguntó sobre la partitura.  Él le dijo que estaba aprendiendo a tocar el piano (aunque la gente pensara que estaba demasiado viejo para aprender) para ser capaz de ‘hablar con otra voz’.  La conversación también reveló que él era profesor de filosofía en Paris y que tenía un gato con manchas triangulares en su pelaje que se llamaba Dos Montañas.

Conversaciones Filosóficas es un ensayo del filósofo Austro-británico Ludwig Wittgenstein, publicado después de su muerte en 1953. Es uno de los libros de filosofía más importantes del siglo 20 , que habla sobre la importancia de que el lenguaje pueda compartirse, aunque no necesariamente sea un requisito para su buen funcionamiento.