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Ludwig Wittgenstein

Quote of Ludwig Wittgenstein - Ethics and aesthetics are one and...

Biography - Ludwig Wittgenstein:

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

Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.



Source: Tractatus Logico-philosophicus

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(French, German)

Éthique et esthétique sont une seule et même chose.

Ethik und Ästhetik sind Eins.

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Ethics is the aesthetics of the inside.

Form is the substance which rises to the surface.

Quotes for: ethics


Quotes about ethics:

Ethics is in truth the easiest of all sciences.

It is clear that ethics cannot be stated. Ethics is transcendental.

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.

I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values.

Quotes for: aesthetics


Quotes for: aesthetics

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.


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.

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

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

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