Talking with Children, Piaget Style

  • Avishai Margalit
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 43)


In one of the passages of his Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics (148–149), Wittgenstein asks us to make the following thought experiment: Imagine a society whose merchants “piled timber in heaps of arbitrary, varying heights and then sold it at a price proportionate to the area covered by the piles.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avishai Margalit
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  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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