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Ludwig Wittgenstein

Quote of Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophy aims at the logical...

Biography - Ludwig Wittgenstein:

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

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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity."
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus



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(French, German)


FrenchQuote
Le but de la philosophie est la clarification logique de la pensée. La philosophie n'est pas une théorie mais une activité."
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus

GermanQuote
Der Zweck der Philosophie ist die logische Klärung der Gedanken. Die Philosophie ist keine Lehre, sondern eine Tätigkeit."
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus


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Quotes about philosophy:



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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher."
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Philosophize is to learn how to die."
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards."
Soren Kierkegaard - Journals
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Quotes about thought:



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Great thoughts come from the heart."
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts."
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Eloquence is a painting of thought."
Blaise Pascal
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Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it."
Bertrand Russell - Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits
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An aphorism is the last link in a long chain of thought."
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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Language can also be compared with a sheet of paper: thought is the front and the sound the back; one cannot cut the front with out cutting the back at the same time; likewise in language, one can neither divide sound from thought nor thought from sound;"
Ferdinand de Saussure
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Quotes for: theory:



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All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,"
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy
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Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play."
Immanuel Kant
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A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice."
Karl Popper - Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
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If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."
Albert Einstein
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I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all."
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena."
Wilhelm Reich
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Quotes about logic:



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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
Albert Einstein
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Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth."
Jean de La Bruyere
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The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood."
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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