* I owe this way of looking at the matter to my friend Ludwig Wittgenstein
KIELKOPF, Charles, An examination of Ludwig Wittgenstein
's <<Remarks on the foundations of mathematics>>.
Este libro aborda una nueva faceta biografica no tratada en su libro anterior, Ludwig Wittgenstein
. Biografia y mistica de un pensador ya resenada en Mensaje.
Es igual que la obra sea acertada o este equivocada; desde que fue escrita domina todas las discusiones serias en Cambridge" (Citado por W: Baus en Ludwig Wittgenstein
"I CAN imagine a book made up entirely of examples," wrote the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein
. This is the first of many quotes that James McCourt uses as a chapter heading in his new book, Queer Street, and it's a revealing one.
On October 25, 1946, philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein
and Karl Popper confronted each other at Cambridge University at a meeting of the Moral Science Club.
Without doubt, the 'Villa' in Vienna's Kundmanngasse built between 1926 and 1928 to the plans of Ludwig Wittgenstein
for his sister, Margarethe Stonborough-Wittgenstein, is one of the most venerated 'retrieved' buildings of twentieth-century architecture, Ignored by the architectural community at the time of its completion, it remained a private affair until Thomas Stonborough-Wittgenstein, Margarethe's son, sold the house in 1971 to a developer, who subdivided the grounds and built a skyscraper in the former gardens.
It is filled with the kind of analysis (for instance, about the "seeming superfluousness of consciousness") that once led Ludwig Wittgenstein
to describe metaphysics as "language gone on a holiday." The fact that history has evolved in a certain direction--and a direction in which we can take a certain pride or pleasure--is no more evidence of a supernatural cause than the existence of gravity.
In this play, Agnes from Ibsen's Brand goes to meet her fiance Ludwig Wittgenstein
in the Norwegian fjord landscape.
On the one hand, the book offers a lucid introduction to the life and thought of Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein
, as well as intriguing readings of Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett, and a series of less canonical writers.
Sullivan argues from observation and lived experience, true to his epigraph from Ludwig Wittgenstein
: "One can only describe here and say: this is what human life is like." On the basis of his own life and the testimony of many others, he contends that "for a small minority of people, from a young age, homosexuality is an essentially involuntary condition that can neither be denied nor permanently repressed." For such individuals, homosexuality is, quite simply, natural, and to deny it is to go against their nature.
While few jurors have read Ludwig Wittgenstein
, every one of them knows by heart his conclusion in the masterful essay, "On Certainty." Certainty is based not on facts, but on our intuition about facts.