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  Ludwig Wittgenstein [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, and regarded by some as the most important since Immanuel Kant.
Wittgenstein himself was baptized in a Catholic church and was given a Catholic burial, although between baptism and burial he was neither a practicing nor a believing Catholic.
Wittgenstein is thus a doubly key figure in the development and history of analytic philosophy, but he has become rather unfashionable because of his anti-theoretical, anti- scientism stance, because of the difficulty of his work, and perhaps also because he has been little understood.
www.iep.utm.edu /w/wittgens.htm   (6909 words)

  
  Ludwig Wittgenstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (IPA: ['luːdvɪç 'joːzɛf 'joːhan 'vɪtgənʃtaɪn]) (April 26, 1889 – April 29, 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who contributed several ground-breaking works to contemporary philosophy, primarily on the foundations of logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of mind.
Ludwig himself did not have prodigious musical talent, but nonetheless had perfect pitch and his devotion to music remained vitally important to him throughout his life — he made frequent use of musical examples and metaphors in his philosophical writings, and was said to be unusually adept at whistling lengthy and detailed musical passages.
Wittgenstein's political sympathies lay on the left, and while he was opposed to Marxist theory, he described himself as a "communist at heart" and romanticized the life of labourers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein   (6564 words)

  
 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), pictured here in 1930, made influential contributions to Logic and the philosophy of language, critically examining the task of conventional philosophy and its relation to the nature of language.
Ludwig was baptized in a Catholic church and was given a Catholic burial by his friends when he died, although he was not a practising Catholic.
Ludwig himself did not have prodigious musical talent, but his devotion to music remained vitally important to him throughout his life — he made frequent use of musical examples and metaphors in his philosophical writings, and was said to be unusually adept at whistling lengthy and detailed musical passages.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Ludwig_Wittgenstein   (4917 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in Vienna in 1889 and died in Cambridge in 1951
Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in Vienna in 1889 and died in Cambridge in 1951.
Wittgenstein went further and argued that it must be possible to continue this kind of analysis to a point at which no more subdivision would be possible.
Indeed, Wittgenstein was so confident of the validity of the deduction that he was not worried by his inability to produce a single example of a logically independent elementary proposition.
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 Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge in 1929, received his doctorate, and began lecturing in 1930; in 1937 he succeeded G. Moore in the chair of philosophy.
Wittgenstein’s philosophical thought is unified by a constant concern with the relationship between language, mind, and reality; but it divides into two importantly different phases.
Wittgenstein’s work greatly influenced, and indeed in a sense occasioned, what has come to be called ordinary language philosophy, that is, the position that maintains that all philosophical problems arise from the illusions created by the ambiguities of language.
www.bartleby.com /65/wi/Wittgens.html   (642 words)

  
 SparkNotes: Ludwig Wittgenstein: Context
Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in 1889 into one of the richest families in Austria.
Wittgenstein’s family was half Jewish, and they had to forfeit much of their great wealth to buy their safety from the Nazis.
Wittgenstein was brought into philosophy by Bertrand Russell, who was one of the founders of the analytic movement in philosophy.
www.sparknotes.com /philosophy/wittgenstein/context.html   (1011 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein: Tutte le informazioni su Ludwig Wittgenstein su Encyclopedia.it
Ludwig Wittgenstein: Tutte le informazioni su Ludwig Wittgenstein su Encyclopedia.it
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Vienna, 26 aprile 1889 - Cambridge, Inghilterra, 29 aprile 1951), filosofo austriaco, è stato autore di contributi fondamentali per la fondazione della logica e per la filosofia del linguaggio.
In un primo momento Wittgenstein, convinto che il Tractatus avesse risolto definitivamente "tutti" i problemi della filosofia, abbandona l'attività speculativa: è insegnante in una scuola elementare, giardiniere in un monastero e, infine, architetto per la costruzione della nuova casa della sorella a Vienna.
www.encyclopedia.it /l/lu/ludwig_wittgenstein.html   (401 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Wittgenstein was born on April 26, 1889 in Vienna, Austria, to a wealthy industrial family, well-situated in intellectual and cultural Viennese circles.
Wittgenstein used this term to designate any conception which allows for a gap between question and answer, such that the answer to the question could be found at a later date.
Wittgenstein adopts the term ‘grammar’ in his quest to describe the workings of this public, socially governed language, using it in a somewhat idiosyncratic manner.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/wittgenstein   (7640 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
Wittgenstein's behavior seems to have been quite customary, and one of his students also later said that slamming the door didn't necessarily mean he was even angry.
Wittgenstein seemed to leave the door half-open to this by implying that there was, after all, other important stuff in life besides science, and that the value of the world cannot be in the world: "The sense of the world must lie outside the world....
Whether or not Wittgenstein deserved this respect and privileged treatment, it must be cold comfort for those who tend to respect him most, when they are caught in (and have even helped create) a "publish-or-perish" academic system that would have had no place whatsoever for so unproductive, uncollegial, and domineering a person as Ludwig Wittgenstein.
www.friesian.com /wittgen.htm   (4500 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein himself was baptized in a Catholic church and was given a Catholic burial, although between baptism and burial he was neither a practicing nor a believing Catholic.
Ludwig was the youngest of eight children, and of his four brothers, three committed suicide.
Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, and regarded by some as the most important since Immanuel Kant.
www.philosophyprofessor.com /philosophers/ludwig-wittgenstein.php   (914 words)

  
 BBC - Radio 4 - In Our Time - Greatest Philosopher - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Certainly Wittgenstein is a towering figure in 20th century thought but he had problems with the whole idea of philosophy.
Wittgenstein felt that previous philosophers had tied themselves in knots by asking the wrong sorts of questions.
Wittgenstein thus pondered how language related to the world, what the limits of language were and what this all meant for the philosopher.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/history/inourtime/greatest_philosopher_ludwig_wittgenstein.shtml   (448 words)

  
 Island of Freedom - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Wittgenstein was one of the most original and influential philosophers of the 20th century.
Wittgenstein served in the Austrian army in World War I and was captured in Italy, and on his release after the war he gave away a considerable fortune he had inherited.
Wittgenstein sees here that philosophical puzzlement arises when we misunderstand the functioning of our conceptual tools; we need to see that we are misconstruing the concept of wishing if we take "wishing" as the name of a psychic process.
www.island-of-freedom.com /WITTGEN.HTM   (1028 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophy: WSM gives Absolute Truth and Meaning to Language. Quotations Ludwig Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein's central point is that language is like a game that has imprecise rules that work well enough for us to communicate with one another.
Wittgenstein: "That is, the game with these words, their employment in the linguistic intercourse that is carried on by their means, is more involved - the role of these words in our language other - than we are tempted to think.
Wittgenstein relied on strong dichotomy: on one side was language consisting of articulated propositions, in which everything sayable depended on (without necessarily being reducible to) the fact that elementary propositions can picture states of affairs; on the other side were the realms of the will, ethics and the mystical.
www.spaceandmotion.com /Philosophy-Ludwig-Wittgenstein.htm   (6625 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Wittgenstein identified that the meaning of all words is, when you get right down to it, malleable and resistant to definition, and that this unclarity bewitches our minds like salt makes a soup taste salty.
Ludwig Wittgenstein is a fl belt in every conceivable universe and has straight eighteens.
Ludwig Wittgenstein knows the meanings of words, and will teach them to you by means of a series of examples for a small fee.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein   (1906 words)

  
 Wittgenstein
The "early" Wittgenstein worked closely with Russell and shared his conviction that the use of mathematical logic held great promise for an understanding of the world.
Like the rules of a game, Wittgenstein argued, these rules for the use of ordinary language are neither right nor wrong, neither true nor false: they are merely useful for the particular applications in which we apply them.
Indeed, Wittgenstein pointed out that I would never have learned the meaning of the word "pain" without the aid of other people, none of whom have access to the supposed private sensations of pain that I feel.
www.philosophypages.com /hy/6s.htm   (1482 words)

  
 Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein himself became convinced that they were mistaken in demanding an excessive precision from human expressions.
In ordinary language, he now supposed, the meaning of words is more loosely aligned with their use in a variety of particular "language games." Direct reference is only one of many ways in which our linguistic activity may function, and the picturing of reality is often incidental to its success.
Efforts to employ a private language as expressions of interior mental states, for example, Wittgenstein argued to be an avoidable mistake that had caused great difficulties in the philosophy of mind.
www.philosophypages.com /ph/witt.htm   (607 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein - Wikiquote
Wittgenstein's works are edited in an electronic edition (and sold on CDROM) at the University of Bergen in Norway.
A collection of Ludwig Wittgenstein's manuscripts is held by the Trinity College library in Cambridge, England.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is a comprehensive resource of Wittgensteinian material.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein   (2341 words)

  
 TIME 100: Ludwig Wittgenstein
As a young engineering student in England, Wittgenstein saw the hope of the new mathematical logic, and rushed to Cambridge to become the protege of Bertrand Russell, whose monumental "Principia Mathematica" (1913), written with Alfred North Whitehead, was an attempt to reduce all mathematics to logic.
Wittgenstein's first book, published in England in 1922, the even more grandly titled "Tractatus Logico-philosophicus," went even further, and was thought by him, and by some of his admirers, to have brought philosophy to an end, its key problems definitively solved once and for all.
The "later Wittgenstein" spent the next 18 years agonizing in front of a small Cambridge seminar of devoted and transfixed students, who posed curious questions that he then answered — or pointedly did not answer — with wonderfully austere if often enigmatic aphorisms.
www.time.com /time/time100/scientist/profile/wittgenstein.html   (385 words)

  
 WITTGENSTEIN EN WFH
Wittgenstein loste het op: Het ideale boek, zonder enige verbastering van de werkelijkheid, is het boek zonder één enkel woord.
WF Hermans volgde Wittgenstein vooral in zijn eerste periode, vertaalde zijn Tractatus en schreef artikelen in o.m.
In hetzelfde jaar is het nodig een herziene druk te laten verschijnen.
www.wfhermans.net /wittgenstein   (518 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein Criticism
In the following essay, he suggests that Wittgenstein's intellectual development between the Tractatus and the Philosophical Investigations represents the "transition from modernism to a postmodern style of thought.
In the following essay, Guetti attempts to determine how Wittgenstein's philosophical principles relating to the nature and function of language may be used in the analysis of "literary experience.'
In the following essay, which is a revised version of the J R. Jones Memorial Lecture given at the University of Swansea in 1979, Bambrough addresses issues of belief certainty, and adherence to dogma in the works of Wittgenstein.
www.bookrags.com /criticisms/Ludwig_Wittgenstein   (242 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein - Vorlesungen und Gespräche über Ästhetik, Psychoanalyse und religiösen Glauben - ...
Ludwig Wittgenstein ist einer der großen Philosophen des 20.
Aus den Notizen in seinem Kriegstagebuch entstand der "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus", Wittgensteins berühmteste philosophische Abhandlung, in der er über Sprache und Wirklichkeit nachdenkt.
Sie führen eine wichtige Facette von Wittgensteins Denken vor Augen, wie sie sich mit vergleichbarer Deutlichkeit in den nachgelassenen Schriften nicht findet.
www.perlentaucher.de /buch/1481.html   (452 words)

  
 neurodiversity.com | ludwig wittgenstein
That his ideas are found difficult is something that he was well aware of and he felt that in some way he did not fit into the world in which he lived.
The emphasis in these sketches is on the exposition of the ideas of Wittgenstein, a homosexual, and an intuitive, moody, proud, and perfectionistic thinker generally regarded as a genius.
Wittgenstein stated that his purpose was to finally free humanity from the pointless and neurotic philosophical questing that plagues us all.
www.neurodiversity.com /bio_wittgenstein.html   (609 words)

  
 Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosopher - Bibliography
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bemerkungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik, ed.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics, trans.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Blue and Brown Books (1958) (Notes dictated in English to Cambridge students in 1933-35)
www.egs.edu /resources/ludwigwittgenstein.html   (180 words)

  
 Philosophers : Ludwig Wittgenstein
Born into a hugely wealthy Austrian family, Ludwig Wittgenstein set off at an early age to revolutionize modern philosophy by examining its most core component: our language.
Words, for Wittgenstein only have meaning in the context of a shared relation, a public criteria for their correct application.
Wittgenstein's last writings are now published in a volume called On Certainty.
www.trincoll.edu /depts/phil/philo/phils/wittgenstein.html   (325 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Culture and Value: Books: Ludwig Wittgenstein,Peter Winch
Wittgenstein: Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Peter Finch's translation of Wittgenstein's remarks on culture and value presents all entries chronologically, with the German text alongside the English and a subject index for reference.
"It was Wittgenstein's habit to record his thoughts in sequences of more or less closely related 'remarks' which he kept in notebooks throughout his life.
www.amazon.com /Culture-Value-Ludwig-Wittgenstein/dp/0226904350   (480 words)

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