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  Ludwig Wittgenstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ludwig Joseph Johann Wittgenstein was born in Vienna on April 26, 1889, to Karl and Leopoldine Wittgenstein.
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.
Wittgenstein was increasingly frustrated to find that, although he was not yet ready to publish his work, some other philosophers were beginning to publish essays containing inaccurate presentations of his own views based on their conversations with him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein   (6409 words)

 Paul Wittgenstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wittgenstein was born in Vienna to the industrialist Karl Wittgenstein.
Paul Wittgenstein studied with Malvine Bree and later with a much better known figure, the Polish virtuoso Theodor Leschetizky.
Paul himself, who was no longer permitted to perform in public concerts under the Nazis, departed for the United States in 1938.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paul_Wittgenstein   (650 words)

 Ludwig Wittgenstein [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
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 suggests that one way, at least, to deal with such mysteries is to recall the different things one says about minds, memories, thoughts and so on, in a variety of contexts.
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.utm.edu /research/iep/w/wittgens.htm   (6909 words)

 Paul Feyerabend
Paul Feyerabend (b.1924, d.1994), having studied science at the University of Vienna, moved into philosophy for his doctoral thesis, made a name for himself both as an expositor and (later) as a critic of Karl Popper's “critical rationalism”, and went on to become one of this century's most famous philosophers of science.
Wittgenstein was very impressive in his way of presenting concrete cases, such as amoebas under a microscope… but when he left we still did not know whether or not there was an external world, or, if there was one, what the arguments were in favour of it.
Wittgenstein's emphasis on the need for concrete research and his objections to abstract reasoning (“Look, don't think!”) somewhat clashed with my own inclinations and the papers in which his influence is noticeable are therefore mixtures of concrete examples and sweeping principles.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/feyerabend   (16088 words)

 Æ - Wittgenstein the Musical: Notes toward an Appreciation
Wittgenstein enlisted as a volunteer in the Austrian army in August 1914 and served to the end of the war when he was taken prisoner.
Similarly, Wittgenstein was attentive to details, and took composers and their music one by one--always with a central focus on one composer and his music.
At this point it might be said that Wittgenstein's hostile attitude to modern music--his apparent complaints that he cannot understand it and that it is alien to him--sit uneasily with his anti-essentialism and with the idea of creative innovation in a tradition.
www.uqtr.uquebec.ca /AE/Vol_10/wittgenstein/szabados.htm   (8540 words)

 Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Biographical Sketch
Wittgenstein’s letters to Frege were to be lost in the Second World War, and there remains preserved only a list of Wittgenstein’s letters which Frege had kept, with a brief indication of their content.
Wittgenstein, unsure that he would be appointed, is amazed, especially at the reason given by Professor Broad, a fellow of Trinity College, who had something of a personal antipathy towards him: To refuse the chair to Wittgenstein would be like refusing Einstein a chair of Physics.
Wittgenstein continues his work with MS 144, which is largely a copy and revision of the second part of the Philosophische Untersuchungen, and with notebooks MS 169, 170 and 171, and he continues dictating typescript 234, the last version of so-called part II of the Philosophische Untersuchungen.
www.wittgen-cam.ac.uk /cgi-bin/text/biogre.html   (12585 words)

 Program Notes
PAUL HINDEMITH was born November 16, 1895, in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany, and died December 28, 1963, in Frankfurt.
Wittgenstein felt it was preferable to have lost his right arm rather than his left.
Paul was in a position to approach a Who’s Who of Europe’s leading composers and offer them handsome commissions for solo works, chamber pieces, and concertos for piano left-hand.
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 Josef Hoffmann: The Wittgenstein Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Descendants of a well-respected Jewish family from Germany, the Wittgensteins, whose surname was originally Mayer, converted to Protestantism in the mid-nineteenth-century and moved to Vienna in 1859.
In 1905, Hermann, Paul Wittgenstein's son, married Lydia Fries and in 1906 was also given an apartment in town done chiefly in fl and white by Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkst├Ątte at Salesianergasse 7 in the third district.
In 1916 and 1917 Paul Wittgenstein had another apartment at Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 6 in the eighth district of Vienna decorated in striking neo-classical and Biedermeier-inspired character by Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkst├Ątte.
www.clarkart.edu /exhibitions/klimt/hoffmann/wittgenstein.cfm   (586 words)

Although Monk notes that Wittgenstein began to doubt by at least 1937 (Monk [1990] 382-384), and that by the end of his life he said he could not believe Christian doctrines (although religious belief remained an important preoccupation), this is not contrary to the influence that Tolstoy had on his philosophy.
Wittgenstein's new philosophical methodology was to continually remind his readers of certain aspects of linguistic usage that had been forgotten in the search for metaphysical truths — the primary aspect among these being that everyday language functions for the most part unproblematically and does not require correction by philosophers.
Wittgenstein) was to "show the fly out of the fly bottle": to show that the problems with which philosophers tormented themselves were in fact not really problems at all, but rather were examples of "language gone on holiday," as he put it.
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 Gramophone - News - The world's best classical music magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A left—handed piano concerto by Paul Hindemith, the existence of which — but not the whereabouts of — was known to music scholars, has been discovered in a Pennsylvanian farmhouse, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The work was commissioned in 1923 by Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm in World War I. It was never performed in public.
Wittgenstein, who also commissioned works from Schmidt, Strauss, Prokofiev, Ravel and Britten, apparently did not like the piece and simply filed it among his papers.
www.gramophone.co.uk /newsMainTemplate.asp?storyID=1303&newssectionID=1   (196 words)

 La Folia -- Wittgenstein's Music, Music's Wittgenstein, and Josef Labor
But by examining his few artistic endeavors, it becomes clear that Wittgenstein could only have been attracted to common-practice tonality, with its codified rules and delineation between ornament and form.
His musical observations are pithily subjective: “Brahms is Mendelssohn without the flaws.” The American-style detective-story fanatic admired Bruckner and Labor, but detested Mahler: “If it is true that Mahler’s music is worthless, as I believe to be the case, then the question is what I think he ought to have done with his talent.
Wittgenstein would have shunned the transformation of tonality and structure of Mahler’s Second, Schoenberg’s Pelleas und Melisande or Verklärte Nacht, works that migrate from initial tonal areas and play havoc with sonata form.
www.lafolia.com /archive/covell/covell200411wittgenstein.html   (1433 words)

 Wittgenstein (1993)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wittgenstein is contemptuous, arrogant, petty loner who wasn't against berating the children who couldn't decipher his highly intelligent philosophies, and wasn't happy unless he was dispelling all around him and treating his companions and friends like dirt.
By the time the film is over you'll swear you saw scenes and images that never actually appeared, images that were born in your imagination.
'Wittgenstein' demonstrates a talent for creating an outrageous atmosphere in a restrained setting and the ability to instil a longevity to visuals that outlives both narrative and character.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0108583   (590 words)

 Domain of Culture - Cultural Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In separate wards: the narrator named Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering fom one of his periodic bouts of madness.
In the end, Thomas, gives a brutally honest description of him avoiding Paul around the end of the latter's life and not attending the funeral of the very person who was so important for Bernhard to overcome a longtime suicidal depression.
Bernhard's memoir about Paul Wittgenstein is a confession and a guilty homage to their friendship; it takes the place of the graveside speech he never delivered.
www.cultureguide.gr /events/details.jsp?Event_id=40381&catA=1   (432 words)

 Babelguides: Wittgenstein’s Nephew. A Friendship
As a member of the rich Wittgenstein family, Paul had lived in grand style for the first half of his life.
He reasons that Ludwig, Paul’s famous uncle, was known to be at least as mad as Paul, but concentrated on his philosophy, while Paul put most of his expressive power into his madness, instead of writing down his vision of the world...
The book becomes painful when Bernhard recounts how he avoided the old and frail Paul, for fear of being confronted by a friend so clearly marked by death, and he is not quite sure if he does it to spare himself or his friend.
babelguides.com /view/work/7890   (545 words)

 WRPL Article Bibliography
Hanfling, Oswald, "Was Wittgenstein a Sceptic?", in Philosophical Investigations, 8:1, January 1985, pp.
Horwich, Paul, "Wittgenstein and Kripke on the Nature of Meaning", in Mind and Language, 5 (2), Sum 90, pp.
Tait, W.W., "Wittgenstein and the 'Skeptical Paradoxes'", in Journal of Philosophy, 9, Sept. 1986, pp.
krypton.mnsu.edu /~witt/karticles.html   (1887 words)

 Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal: Metaphysical Cage Match!
Not to be picky, but the assertions Paul makes (usually about the passion and resurrection and aftermath) are not what is usually thought of as the historically verifiable parts of the gospels -- the infancy narratives, sermon on the mount/in the plain, miracles and details of the trial before Pilate are not in Paul's epistles.
Wittgenstein resemled Pascal even more, but in what I saw he didn't seem to add much.
Paul was the first to introduce into Christianity the kind of dogmatic literalism that Jesus himself had spoken so stridently against.
delong.typepad.com /sdj/2005/07/metaphysical_ca.html   (2831 words)

 Wittgenstein: Rethinking the Inner - 150,000 eBooks - Download Now!
Using Wittgenstein's recently published writings on the philosophy of psychology, together with unpublished material, Paul Johnston presents a thorough account of a subject central to Wittgenstein's later work.
He shows that Wittgenstein's arguments involve a radical re-thinking of our understanding of the Inner and present a challenge to contemporary views which has yet to be fully apreciated or understood.
This is a comprehensive account of Wittgenstein's work on the subject and presents a forceful challe nge to contemporary views.
www.ebookmall.com /ebooks/wittgenstein--rethinking-the-inner-johnston-ebooks.htm   (299 words)

 classical music - andante - wittgenstein's music -- all four bars of it -- offers a new window onto his work and ...
A new book argues for a philosophical Wagner, who drew inspiration and important operatic themes from the great thinkers of his day.
Pianist Paul Wittgenstein's Collection of Piano Left-Hand Manuscripts to be Auctioned [expired]
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 Paul Wittgenstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These two works owe their existence to the pianist Paul Wittgenstein (Ludwig, the philosopher, was his brother).
He trained for a musical career, but it was interrupted by World War I. During the war, Paul Wittgenstein suffered wounds which required his right arm to be amputated.
Undeterred by this, he continued to pursue a musical career and commissioned a great many works for piano left-hand, including concertos and chamber works.
www.celloheaven.com /disabled/paulw.htm   (230 words)

 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 89027716   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Publisher description for Wittgenstein's nephew : a friendship / Thomas Bernhard ; translated from the German by David McLintock.
"[Wittgenstein's Nephew is] a meditative fugue for mad, brilliant voices on the themes of death, death-in-life and the artist's and thinker's role in society.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bernhard, Thomas Fiction, Authors Fiction, Wittgenstein, Paul, 1907- Fiction, Philosophers Fiction, Germany Fiction, Austria Fiction
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/uchi051/89027716.html   (225 words)

 Your turn | Chicago Tribune news | Special reports
A fascinating story it might be, I cann't help wondering whether the piano concerto for left hand by Paul Hindemith as well as the concerto No.4 by Prokofiev have both been attested by authoratative musicologists.
Thoroughly engaging and well-crafted story To writer and reader alike, it is Paul Wittgenstein's spirit which seems to prevail over his many gifts.
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www.chicagotribune.com /news/specials/chi-020809paul-graffiti,1,2626275.graffitiboard?coll=chi-newsspecials-hed   (293 words)

 Josef Hoffmann: Exhibition Checklist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Butter and Cheese Knives for the Apartment of Dr. Hermann Wittgenstein
Centerpiece for the Apartment of Dr. Hermann Wittgenstein
Silver Vitrine from Karl Wittgenstein’s Vienna Palace in Alleegasse
www.clarkart.edu /exhibitions/klimt/hoffmann/checklist.cfm   (750 words)

 MMD Archives Subject Index for: Wittgenstein
Ampico Saint-Saens Concerto by Wittgenstein, from Mike McGregor
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