“Wittgenstein Counts His Toes” / A Memorable Fancy #392

[“What reason have I, now, when I cannot see my toes, to assume that I have five toes on each foot?” – Wittgenstein]      One morning while putting on my shoes I happened to look at my feet, and noticed that I had only four toes on each foot. When did that happen? It could have been days ago, and I just now noticed. Whatever happened, why hadn’t it hurt?      I remark on my lack to others. They look at me strangely. One says, “Were you born with an extra toe? Those can be removed … [Read more...]