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- Lud·wig (Jo·sef Jo·hann) [loot-vikh yoh-zef yoh-hahn, lood-] /ˈlut vɪx ˈyoʊ zɛf ˈyoʊ hɑn, ˈlud-/, 1889–1951, Austrian philosopher.
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The professor known as Wittgenstein (and Iyer) obsess about the notion of thought itself on almost every page.
The sections involving Wittgenstein mostly take place in the classroom or on a series of walks he takes with his students.
Indeed, Wittgenstein once wrote in almost ecstasy of his method, “I destroy, I destroy, I destroy.”
As main-character material, Wittgenstein likewise was highly problematical.
He has written several books, including, most recently, The House of Wittgenstein, Fathers and Sons, and God.Evelyn Waugh's Grandson on the Secret Behind 'Brideshead'
April 17, 2010
Then it was that the Princess Wittgenstein appears on the scene.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14
"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world," Wittgenstein promulgated.The Civilization of Illiteracy
Wittgenstein had been despatched to cut off Macdonald's retreat.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
The noise of Wittgenstein's artillery filled it with its echo.History of the Expedition to Russia
Count Philip de Segur
I myself, the man you see before you now, have felt the pulse of Prince Wittgenstein and of Zhukovsky!Fathers and Children
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
- Ludwig Josef Johann (ˈluːtvɪç ˈjoːzɛf joˈhan). 1889–1951, British philosopher, born in Austria. After studying with Bertrand Russell, he wrote the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921), which explores the relationship of language to the world. He was a major influence on logical positivism but later repudiated this, and in Philosophical Investigations (1953) he argues that philosophical problems arise from insufficient attention to the variety of natural language use