Garry Hagberg on philosophy as therapy

Garry Hagberg on the therapeutic character of Wittgenstein’s philosophy

The analogy between philosophy and therapy is apt because the self-investigative work required to unearth the only-indirectly manifested influences on our thought, such as misleading analogies, grammatical similarities, the falsifying and oversimplifying conceptual pictures that result from these — taken together, the deep — i.e., deep-in-language — sources of the impulses to speak in a metaphysical voice in accordance with the dictates of captivating pictures — takes time.

from “Wittgenstein, the Human Face, and the Expressive Content of Poetry,” available in full online HERE