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Biography - Ludwig Wittgenstein:

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

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.




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.

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.




See also 

See also...



Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.

Everyone has his own glasses. But no one knows for sure what color the lenses are.




Quotes for: idea


Quotes

Quotes about idea:


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.





There is something real in ideas, through which the true are distinguished from the false.





An idea is a meteor.





For it must not be supposed that merely because the justness of an idea has been proved it can be productive of effective action even on cultivated minds. This fact may be quickly appreciated by noting how slight is the influence of the clearest demonstration on the majority of men.





Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad.





The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.











Quotes

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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