The Bridgework of Exegesis


This short essay is typical of Kurt's ability to "dash-off" a paper in an effortless manner. It's said he would sometimes ask his students in class to bring up a topic, and he would deliver a lecture about it. "What's on your mind?" he would ask a student--"Nothing she would reply." "Alright," Kurt would respond, "Let's talk about nothing, the void." In this paper, Kurt examines one of his favorite subjects: language and the transmission of teachings.