Alex dubbed the things I say and relate “Evaisms”, and suggested that I make a Tumblr page by that name as a receptacle/showcase for them. That would be a terrible hubris on my part*, thought I. Also, it turned out that eVaisms as a Tumblr name is already taken; it’s a collection of titillating images, with, perhaps, more immediate gratifaxion than I’ll pile up here.
So why then, if not Evaisms, are we called “That Is The Case?”. Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philisophicus, a strong-ass piece of philosophical work that is (accidentally?) some of the most profound poetry ever written states: “The world is all that is the case”. In Tractatus, Wittgenstein is looking for the relationship between language and reality, a pursuit that began in the trenches of WWI. “The limits of my language are the limits of my world” is the finest of his axioms from the Tractatus (opinion). It’s a great statement to throw into conversations, and a magnificent thinking-point. Also it’s a darling among classy bloggists. And I’m not trying kill our darlings or reinvent the….
*We’ll see…I just did it, and that is the case.