Not only should we be asking about who or what Barack Obama might be, but we should also be asking the same question about ourselves. Are Americans the kind of people who can really sympathize with democracy? Do we, in fact, deserve a country where the people who live and work there run the place, or, instead, are we the kind of people who would rather not be bothered and let thugs take it over. Are we ourselves sympathetic to thuggery and , hence, see no real objection to a country run by Mafioso?
I think Wittgenstein's concerns about how if reason is understood in a certain way, then language as we understand it would be impossible, are very important for us. These are important concerns because they present our modern understanding of 'reality,' and the very real problems we have with skepticism.
I want to suggest what one thinks when trying to do the 'project of philosophy.' What would one be thinking? I want to do it fast.
At an early point we start out supposing that 'reason is a matter of logical argument.' That is, in order to understand reasoning, what we do when we think about things, we have to look at the nature of logical argument. We think logically.