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



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French
Le but de la philosophie est la clarification logique de la pensée. La philosophie n'est pas une théorie mais une activité.

German
Der Zweck der Philosophie ist die logische Klärung der Gedanken. Die Philosophie ist keine Lehre, sondern eine Tätigkeit.




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




Quotes for: philosophy


Quotes

Quotes about philosophy:


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






Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.





To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.





Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.





There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.











Quotes for: thought


Quotes

Quotes about thought:


Great thoughts come from the heart.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.





The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.





Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.





Eloquence is a painting of thought.











Quotes for: theory


Quotes

Quotes for: theory


All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,





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.





True art is creation, and creation is beyond all theories.





It is the theory that decides what can be observed.





If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.





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.











Quotes for: logic


Quotes

Quotes about logic:


Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.





Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.





The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.





Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. Even in the most purely logical realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new.





The supreme task of the physicist is the discovery of the most general elementary laws from which the world-picture can be deduced logically. But there is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance, and this Einfühlung [literally, empathy or 'feeling one's way in'] is developed by experience.





Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.











Quotes

Ludwig Wittgenstein also said...


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





The world of the happy man is a different one from that of the unhappy man.





What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.





The meaning of a word is its use in the language.





Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.





Thoughts at peace. That is the goal someone who philosophizes longs for.












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