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Ludwig Wittgenstein
(1889-1951) born on
Apr 26
Austrian-English philosopher. He was one of the most influential figures in British philosophy; produced two original and influential systems of philosophical thought.
         
   
F
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

R
Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.
A
A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.
N
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
K
A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: Notebooks 1914 --1916, entry for 1 Nov. 1914 (ed. by Anscombe, 1961).
A: Culture and Value (ed. by G. H. von Wright with Heikki Nyman, 1980), 1929 entry.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: Conversation, 1930 (published in Personal Recollections, ch. 6, ed. by Rush Rhees, 1981)
   


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