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About Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Wittgenstein was an iconic Austrian-born British philosopher referred to as one of the greatest philosophers to have lived in the 20th century. His most notable philosophical work is the highly influential 1953 posthumously published book entitled Philosophical Investigation, which is regarded as one of the most important books on philosophy ever published.
He was born to industrial tycoon and one of the richest men in Europe Karl Wittgenstein and Leopoldine Wittgenstein. He had four sisters and four brothers, including Paul Wittgenstein.
Throughout his life, he had numerous romantic relationships with women and men alike.
Three of his four brothers committed suicide. He also contemplated taking his own life.
He gained notoriety as a schoolteacher in certain villages in Austria for hitting children whenever they found it difficult understanding something he was teaching.
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Famous quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.Ludwig Wittgenstein
Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.Ludwig Wittgenstein
Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.Ludwig Wittgenstein
Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.Ludwig Wittgenstein
I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.Ludwig Wittgenstein
It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.Ludwig Wittgenstein
It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.'Ludwig Wittgenstein
Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.Ludwig Wittgenstein
Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.Ludwig Wittgenstein
Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony.Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nowadays it is the fashion to emphasize the horrors of the last war. I didn't find it so horrible. There are just as horrible things happening all round us today, if only we had eyes to see them.Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.Ludwig Wittgenstein
The human body is the best picture of the human soul.Ludwig Wittgenstein
The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.Ludwig Wittgenstein
The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question.Ludwig Wittgenstein
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.Ludwig Wittgenstein
When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of.Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Wittgenstein's Popularity
Ludwig Wittgenstein was a famous Austrian philosopher, who was born on April 26, 1889. As a person born on this date, Ludwig Wittgenstein is listed in our database as the 21st most popular celebrity for the day (April 26) and the 4th most popular for the year (1889).
People born on April 26 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Ludwig Wittgenstein is the 590th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Ludwig Wittgenstein's birthday, Ludwig Wittgenstein is the 9th most famous Austrian.
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