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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: Philosophical Investigations

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The meaning of a word is its use in the language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La signification d'un mot est son usage dans le langage.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Recherches philosophiques

German
Die Bedeutung eines Wortes ist sein Gebrauch in der Sprache.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophische Untersuchungen




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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”
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The spirit of a language reveals itself most clearly in its untranslatable words.”
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One word and all is saved
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Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.”
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The word flies and cannot be recalled.”
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Where words fail, music speaks.”
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Words make love.”
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Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.”
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Quotes for: Language:


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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
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The language of truth is simple.”
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Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.”
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Language is the house of the truth of Being.”
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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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An entire mythology is stored within our language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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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.”
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Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - 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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The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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