1. British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
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How To Use Wittgenstein In A Sentence

  • Again, as Russell puts it: "The totalities concerning which Mr. Wittgenstein holds that it is impossible to speak logically are nevertheless thought by him to exist..." p. The Self, Art, and Wittgenstein
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein famously insisted at the end of his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. Archive 2009-02-01
  • They may rely on as simple an explanation as that of a print of a coin in wax, or they may, like Wittgenstein, use examples such as the structural analogy between music and the groove in a gramophone record.
  • To keep the structure of the argument clearly in view Wittgenstein uses a system of decimal numbering.
  • The title declares her debt to, and discourse with, Wittgenstein, the linguistic philosopher whose "notion of language games," she wrote, "suggests that basically what we do with our words is what we do with our experience of living. Great Regulars: Veronica Forrest-Thomson, (1947-1975)
  • Though commentators and critics do not agree as to whether the later Wittgenstein is still a finitist and whether, if he is, his finitism is as radical as his intermediate rejection of unbounded mathematical quantification (Maddy 1986, 300-301, 310), the overwhelming evidence indicates that the later Wittgenstein still rejects the actual infinite Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics
  • From this despairing state Wittgenstein was rescued by two developments.
  • First, despite what Wittgenstein said, etymology is not destiny*. 2009 November « Motivated Grammar
  • Wittgenstein was a whizzkid who wanted to be an aviator and ended up teaching philosophy at Cambridge from a green deck chair.
  • Wittgenstein's aesthetics is a Ethical one, including axiological meaning and absolute happiness of transcendental meaning.
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