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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

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Where does this idea come from? It is like a pair of glasses on our nose through which we see whatever we look at. It never occurs to us to take them off.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
L'idée est en quelque sorte posée sur notre nez comme des lunettes à travers lesquelles nous verrions ce que nous regardons. Il ne nous vient même pas à l'esprit de les enlever.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Recherches philosophiques

German
Die Idee sitzt gleichsam als Brille auf unsrer Nase, und was wir ansehen, sehen wir durch sie. Wir kommen gar nicht auf den Gedanken, sie abzunehmen.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophische Untersuchungen




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See also...



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Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.”
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Everyone has his own glasses. But no one knows for sure what color the lenses are.”
Alfred de Musset




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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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There is something real in ideas, through which the true are distinguished from the false.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus de intellectus emendatione
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An idea is a meteor.”
Victor Hugo
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Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”
Victor Hugo
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What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”
Eugene Delacroix
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Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.”
Victor Hugo
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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 - Philosophical Investigations
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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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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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