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Biography - Ludwig Wittgenstein:

Austrian-British philosopher.
Born: 1889 - Died: 1951
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Austria
Austria

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.



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Note



Other version: "Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."


Source: Philosophical Investigations

Internet archive - Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical investigations (en) 



Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
La philosophie est une bataille contre l'ensorcellement de l'intelligence par le langage.

German
Die Philosophie ist ein Kampf gegen die Verhexung unseres Verstandes durch die Mittel unserer Sprache.




See also 

See also...



Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.

Language is a source of misunderstanding.

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.

If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

The language of truth is simple.

The mind of man is so framed that it is rather taken with the false colors than truth.




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What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.
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Thoughts at peace. That is the goal someone who philosophizes longs for.
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