It’s not true that there’s nothing new under the sun; there are many new things, it’s just that the old, human things are still with us, and always will be
— Zero HP Lovecraft 🛡 (@0x49fa98) August 1, 2020
Everyone should read Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds by Murray Shanahan. He writes a lot about Wittgenstein and “language games,” and many other related areas.
I don’t even agree with a lot of it! But it’s well-thought and a great intellectual effort that will you lead you down paths where you can then do your own cogitation — and that’s what makes it a great book.
It’s the exact opposite of the worst pseudo-scientific book of the 20th Century, the detestable Gödel, Escher, Bach. I am still angry about how much time that piece of shit doorstop stole from me.
Shanahan’s book is the exact opposite. Do read it.