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Ludwig Wittgenstein

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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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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

German
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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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein



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Quotes about philosophy:


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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.”
René Descartes - Principles of 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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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Philosophize is to learn how to die.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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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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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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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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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: A Tragedy
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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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True art is creation, and creation is beyond all theories.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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It is the theory that decides what can be observed.”
Albert Einstein
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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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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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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.”
Albert Einstein
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Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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All concepts, even those which are closest to experience, are from the point of view of logic freely chosen conventions.”
Albert Einstein
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Ludwig Wittgenstein also said...


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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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It is clear that ethics cannot be stated. Ethics is transcendental.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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The world of the happy man is a different one from that of the unhappy man.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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The meaning of a word is its use in the language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations
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Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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