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Ludwig Wittgenstein

Quote of Ludwig Wittgenstein - Our language can be seen as...

Biography - Ludwig Wittgenstein:

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

Our language can be seen as an ancient city: a maze of little streets and squares, of old and new houses, and of houses with additions from various periods; and this surrounded by a multitude of new boroughs with straight regular streets and uniform houses.



(German, French)

Unsere Sprache kann man ansehen als eine alte Stadt: Ein Gewinkel von Gässchen und Plätzen, alten und neuen Häusern, und Häusern mit Zubauten aus verschiedenen Zeiten; und dies umgeben von einer Menge neuer Vororte mit geraden und regelmäßigen Straßen und mit einförmigen Häusern.

On peut considérer notre langage comme une vieille cité : un labyrinthe de ruelles et de petites places, de vieilles et de nouvelles maisons, et de maisons agrandies à différentes époques ; et ceci environné d’une quantité de nouveaux faubourgs aux rues rectilignes bordées de maisons uniformes.

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Quotes for: Language


Quotes for: Language

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

The language of truth is simple.

Language is the house of the truth of Being.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.


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.

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

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