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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
I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.

R
In order to be able to set a limit to thought, we should have to find both sides of the limit thinkable (i.e. we should have to be able to think what cannot be thought).
A
A picture is a model of reality.
N
A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
K
No one likes having offended another person; hence everyone feels so much better if the other person doesn't show he's been offended. Nobody likes being confronted by a wounded spaniel.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Culture and Value (ed. by G. H. von Wright with Heikki Nyman, 1980), 1939 --40 entry.
R: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Preface (1921).
A: 'Tractatus logico-philosophicus'
N: Culture and Value (ed. by G. H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman, 1980), 1942 entry.
K: Culture and Value (1931; ed. by G. H. von Wright with Heikki Nyman, 1980), 1931 entry
   


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