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Bach wrote on the title page of his Orgelbüchlein , 'To the glory of the most high God, and that my neighbour may be benefited thereby.
Weininger — , who was also Jewish, argued that the concepts male and female exist only as Platonic forms , and that Jews tend to embody the platonic femininity.
Whereas men are basically rational, women operate only at the level of their emotions and sexual organs.
Jews, Weininger argued, are similar, saturated with femininity, with no sense of right and wrong, and no soul. Weininger argues that man must choose between his masculine and feminine sides, consciousness and unconsciousness, Platonic love and sexuality.
Love and sexual desire stand in contradiction, and love between a woman and a man is therefore doomed to misery or immorality. The only life worth living is the spiritual one—to live as a woman or a Jew means one has no right to live at all; the choice is genius or death.
Weininger committed suicide, shooting himself in , shortly after publishing the book. He said that Weininger's arguments were wrong, but that it was the way they were wrong that was interesting.
Moore :. Thanks for your letter. I can quite imagine that you don't admire Weininger very much, what with that beastly translation and the fact that W.
It is true that he is fantastic but he is great and fantastic. It isn't necessary or rather not possible to agree with him but the greatness lies in that with which we disagree.
It is his enormous mistake which is great. In an unusual move, Wittgenstein took out a copy of Weininger's work on 1 June from the Special Order Books in the university library.
He met Moore on 2 June where he probably gave Moore the copy of Weininger's work. The issue has arisen in particular regarding Wittgenstein's schooldays, because Adolf Hitler was, for a while, at the same school at the same time.
Wittgenstein and Hitler were born just six days apart, though Hitler had to re-sit his mathematics exam before being allowed into a higher class, while Wittgenstein was moved forward by one, so they ended up two grades apart at the Realschule.
In his own writings  Wittgenstein frequently referred to himself as Jewish, at times as part of an apparent self-flagellation.
For example, while berating himself for being a "reproductive" as opposed to "productive" thinker, he attributed this to his own Jewish sense of identity, writing:.
The saint is the only Jewish genius. Even the greatest Jewish thinker is no more than talented. Myself for instance. His was a self-doubting Judaism, which had always the possibility of collapsing into a destructive self-hatred as it did in Weininger's case but which also held an immense promise of innovation and genius.
By Hebraic, he meant to include the Christian tradition, in contradistinction to the Greek tradition, holding that good and evil could not be reconciled.
He began his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technische Hochschule Berlin in Charlottenburg , Berlin, on 23 October , lodging with the family of professor Dr.
He attended for three semesters, and was awarded a diploma Abgangzeugnis on 5 May During his time at the Institute, Wittgenstein developed an interest in aeronautics.
He conducted research into the behavior of kites in the upper atmosphere, experimenting at a meteorological observation site near Glossop.
He also worked on the design of a propeller with small jet engines on the end of its blades, something he patented in , and which earned him a research studentship from the university in the autumn of Wittgenstein's design required air and gas to be forced along the propeller arms to combustion chambers on the end of each blade, where it was then compressed by the centrifugal force exerted by the revolving arms and ignited.
Propellers of the time were typically wood, whereas modern blades are made from pressed steel laminates as separate halves, which are then welded together.
This gives the blade a hollow interior, and therefore creates an ideal pathway for the air and gas. Work on the jet-powered propeller proved frustrating for Wittgenstein, who had very little experience working with machinery.
According to William Eccles, another friend from that period, Wittgenstein then turned to more theoretical work, focusing on the design of the propeller — a problem that required relatively sophisticated mathematics.
I was shown into Frege's study. Frege was a small, neat man with a pointed beard who bounced around the room as he talked. He absolutely wiped the floor with me, and I felt very depressed; but at the end he said 'You must come again', so I cheered up.
I had several discussions with him after that. Frege would never talk about anything but logic and mathematics, if I started on some other subject, he would say something polite and then plunge back into logic and mathematics.
Wittgenstein wanted to study with Frege, but Frege suggested he attend the University of Cambridge to study under Russell, so on 18 October Wittgenstein arrived unannounced at Russell's rooms in Trinity College.
Ogden , when, according to Russell,. He was soon not only attending Russell's lectures, but dominating them. The lectures were poorly attended and Russell often found himself lecturing only to C.
Broad , E. Neville , and H. Russell grew irritated; he wrote to his lover Lady Ottoline Morrell : "My German friend threatens to be an infliction.
He wrote in November that he had at first thought Wittgenstein might be a crank, but soon decided he was a genius:. Some of his early views made the decision difficult.
He maintained, for example, at one time that all existential propositions are meaningless. This was in a lecture room, and I invited him to consider the proposition: 'There is no hippopotamus in this room at present.
He is the young man one hopes for. Wittgenstein later told David Pinsent that Russell's encouragement had proven his salvation, and had ended nine years of loneliness and suffering, during which he had continually thought of suicide.
In encouraging him to pursue philosophy and in justifying his inclination to abandon engineering, Russell had, quite literally, saved Wittgenstein's life.
His [Wittgenstein]'s criticism, tho' I don't think you realized it at the time, was an event of first-rate importance in my life, and affected everything I have done since.
I saw that he was right, and I saw that I could not hope ever again to do fundamental work in philosophy. In Wittgenstein joined the Cambridge Moral Sciences Club , an influential discussion group for philosophy dons and students, delivering his first paper there on 29 November that year, a four-minute talk defining philosophy as.
He dominated the society and for a time would stop attending in the early s after complaints that he gave no one else a chance to speak.
Popper's paper was "Are there philosophical problems? Accounts vary as to what happened next, but Wittgenstein apparently started waving a hot poker, demanding that Popper give him an example of a moral rule.
Popper offered one — "Not to threaten visiting speakers with pokers" — at which point Russell told Wittgenstein he had misunderstood and Wittgenstein left.
Popper maintained that Wittgenstein 'stormed out', but it had become accepted practice for him to leave early because of his aforementioned ability to dominate discussion.
It was the only time the philosophers, three of the most eminent in the world, were ever in the same room together. The famous economist John Maynard Keynes also invited him to join the Cambridge Apostles , an elite secret society formed in , which both Bertrand Russell and G.
Moore had joined as students, but Wittgenstein did not greatly enjoy it and attended only infrequently.
Russell had been worried that Wittgenstein would not appreciate the group's raucous style of intellectual debate, its precious sense of humour, and the fact that the members were often in love with one another.
Nevertheless, the Cambridge Apostles allowed Wittgenstein to participate in meetings again in the s when he had returned to Cambridge.
Reportedly, Wittgenstein also had trouble tolerating the discussions in the Cambridge Moral Sciences Club. Wittgenstein was quite vocal about his depression in his years at Cambridge, and before he went to war; on many an occasion, he told Russell of his woes.
His mental anguish seemed to stem from two sources: his work, and his personal life. Wittgenstein made numerous remarks to Russell about logic driving him mad.
However, he also tells Russell another story. Around Christmas, in , he writes:. For the most important thing is coming to terms with myself!
Pinsent writes. Wittgenstein had romantic relations with both men and women. He is generally believed to have fallen in love with at least three men, and had a relationship with the latter two: David Hume Pinsent in , Francis Skinner in , and Ben Richards in the late s.
Wittgenstein's relationship with David Pinsent — occurred during an intellectually formative period, and is well documented.
Bertrand Russell introduced Wittgenstein to Pinsent in the summer of Pinsent, a mathematics undergraduate and relation of David Hume , and Wittgenstein soon became very close.
They also travelled together, including to Iceland in September —the expenses paid by Wittgenstein, including first class travel , the hiring of a private train, and new clothes and spending money for Pinsent.
In addition to Iceland, Wittgenstein and Pinsent traveled to Norway in Upon determining their destination, Wittgenstein and Pinsent visited a tourist office in search for a location that would fulfill the following criteria — small village located on a Fjord, a location away from tourists, and a peaceful destination to allow them to study logic and law.
With their vacation lasting almost three weeks, Wittgenstein was able to work vigorously on his studies. The immense progress on logic during their stay led Wittgenstein to express to Pinsent his idea to leave Cambridge and return to Norway to continue his work on logic.
I went and helped him interview a lot of furniture at various shops It was rather amusing: he is terribly fastidious and we led the shopman a frightful dance, Vittgenstein [sic] ejaculating "No—Beastly!
He expresses the most naive surprise that all the philosophers he once worshipped in ignorance are after all stupid and dishonest and make disgusting mistakes!
The last time they saw each other was on 8 October at Lordswood House in Birmingham, then residence of the Pinsent family:.
He had to go very early — back to Cambridge — as he has lots to do there. I saw him off from the house in a taxi at — to catch a am train from New St Station.
It was sad parting from him. Karl Wittgenstein died on 20 January , and after receiving his inheritance Wittgenstein became one of the wealthiest men in Europe.
Trakl requested to meet his benefactor but in when Wittgenstein went to visit, Trakl had killed himself. Wittgenstein came to feel that he could not get to the heart of his most fundamental questions while surrounded by other academics, and so in he retreated to the village of Skjolden in Norway, where he rented the second floor of a house for the winter.
He soon designed a small wooden house which was erected on a remote rock overlooking the Eidsvatnet Lake just outside the village.
He lived there during various periods until the s; substantial parts of his works were written here. The house was broken up in to be rebuilt in the village.
A local foundation collected donations and bought it in ; it was dismantled again and re-erected at its original location; the inauguration took place on 20 June under international attendance.
It was during this time that Wittgenstein began addressing what he considered to be a central issue in Notes on Logic , a general decision procedure for determining the truth value of logical propositions which would stem from a single primitive proposition.
He became convinced during this time that. There are no other logical propositions. Based on this, Wittgenstein argued that propositions of logic express their truth or falsehood in the sign itself, and one need not know anything about the constituent parts of the proposition to determine it true or false.
Rather, one simply need identify the statement as a tautology true , a contradiction false , or neither.
The problem lay in forming a primitive proposition which encompassed this and would act as the basis for all of logic. As he stated in correspondence with Russell in late ,.
This is the fundamental problem of logic! The importance Wittgenstein placed upon this fundamental problem was so great that he believed if he did not solve it, he had no reason or right to live.
The Tractatus does not offer any general process for identifying propositions as tautologies; in a simpler manner,.
Every tautology itself shows that it is a tautology. This shift to understanding tautologies through mere identification or recognition occurred in when Moore was called on by Wittgenstein to assist him in dictating his notes.
At Wittgenstein's insistence, Moore, who was now a Cambridge don, visited him in Norway in , reluctantly because Wittgenstein exhausted him.
David Edmonds and John Eidinow write that Wittgenstein regarded Moore, an internationally known philosopher, as an example of how far someone could get in life with "absolutely no intelligence whatever.
Wittgenstein was furious, writing to Moore in May Moore was apparently distraught; he wrote in his diary that he felt sick and could not get the letter out of his head.
On the outbreak of World War I, Wittgenstein immediately volunteered for the Austro-Hungarian Army , despite being eligible for a medical exemption.
In January , he was sent as a member of a howitzer regiment to the Russian front, where he won several more medals for bravery including the Silver Medal for Valour , First Class.
Throughout the war, he kept notebooks in which he frequently wrote philosophical reflections alongside personal remarks, including his contempt for the character of the other soldiers.
The extent to which The Gospel in Brief influenced Wittgenstein can be seen in the Tractatus , in the unique way both books number their sentences.
Iain King has suggested his writing changed substantially in , when he started confronting much greater dangers during frontline fighting.
In the summer of Wittgenstein took military leave and went to stay in one of his family's Vienna summer houses, Neuwaldegg.
It was there in August that he completed the Tractatus , which he submitted with the title Der Satz German: proposition, sentence, phrase, set, but also "leap" to the publishers Jahoda and Siegel.
A series of events around this time left him deeply upset. On 13 August, his uncle Paul died. On 25 October, he learned that Jahoda and Siegel had decided not to publish the Tractatus , and on 27 October, his brother Kurt killed himself, the third of his brothers to commit suicide.
It was around this time he received a letter from David Pinsent's mother to say that Pinsent had been killed in a plane crash on 8 May.
He was sent back to the Italian front after his leave and, as a result of the defeat of the Austrian army, he was captured by Allied forces on 3 November in Trentino.
He subsequently spent nine months in an Italian prisoner of war camp. He returned to his family in Vienna on 25 August , by all accounts physically and mentally spent.
He apparently talked incessantly about suicide, terrifying his sisters and brother Paul. He decided to do two things: to enroll in teacher training college as an elementary school teacher, and to get rid of his fortune.
In , it had been providing him with an income of , Kronen a year, but by was worth a great deal more, with a sizable portfolio of investments in the United States and the Netherlands.
He divided it among his siblings, except for Margarete, insisting that it not be held in trust for him. His family saw him as ill, and acquiesced.
In September he enrolled in the Lehrerbildungsanstalt teacher training college in the Kundmanngasse in Vienna. His sister Hermine said that Wittgenstein working as an elementary teacher was like using a precision instrument to open crates, but the family decided not to interfere.
In the summer of , Wittgenstein worked as a gardener for a monastery. At first he applied, under a false name, for a teaching post at Reichenau, was awarded the job, but he declined it when his identity was discovered.
As a teacher, he wished to no longer be recognized as a member of the famous Wittgenstein family. In response, his brother Paul wrote:. It is out of the question, really completely out of the question, that anybody bearing our name and whose elegant and gentle upbringing can be seen a thousand paces off, would not be identified as a member of our family That one can neither simulate nor dissimulate anything including a refined education I need hardly tell you.
In , Wittgenstein was given his first job as a primary school teacher in Trattenbach , under his real name, in a remote village of a few hundred people.
His first letters describe it as beautiful, but in October , he wrote to Russell: "I am still at Trattenbach, surrounded, as ever, by odiousness and baseness.
I know that human beings on the average are not worth much anywhere, but here they are much more good-for-nothing and irresponsible than elsewhere.
He did not get on well with the other teachers; when he found his lodgings too noisy, he made a bed for himself in the school kitchen.
He was an enthusiastic teacher, offering late-night extra tuition to several of the students, something that did not endear him to the parents, though some of them came to adore him; his sister Hermine occasionally watched him teach and said the students "literally crawled over each other in their desire to be chosen for answers or demonstrations.
To the less able, it seems that he became something of a tyrant. The first two hours of each day were devoted to mathematics, hours that Monk writes some of the pupils recalled years later with horror.
The violence apart, Monk writes that he quickly became a village legend, shouting " Krautsalat! While Wittgenstein was living in isolation in rural Austria, the Tractatus was published to considerable interest, first in German in as Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung , part of Wilhelm Ostwald 's journal Annalen der Naturphilosophie , though Wittgenstein was not happy with the result and called it a pirate edition.
Russell had agreed to write an introduction to explain why it was important, because it was otherwise unlikely to have been published: it was difficult if not impossible to understand, and Wittgenstein was unknown in philosophy.
He had lost faith in Russell, finding him glib and his philosophy mechanistic, and felt he had fundamentally misunderstood the Tractatus.
The whole modern conception of the world is founded on the illusion that the so-called laws of nature are the explanations of natural phenomena.
Thus people today stop at the laws of nature, treating them as something inviolable, just as God and Fate were treated in past ages. And in fact both were right and both wrong; though the view of the ancients is clearer insofar as they have an acknowledged terminus, while the modern system tries to make it look as if everything were explained.
An English translation was prepared in Cambridge by Frank Ramsey , a mathematics undergraduate at King's commissioned by C. Initially there were difficulties in finding a publisher for the English edition too, because Wittgenstein was insisting it appear without Russell's introduction; Cambridge University Press turned it down for that reason.
Finally in an agreement was reached with Wittgenstein that Kegan Paul would print a bilingual edition with Russell's introduction and the Ramsey-Ogden translation.
Wittgenstein's English was poor at the time, and Ramsey was a teenager who had only recently learned German, so philosophers often prefer to use a translation by David Pears and Brian McGuinness.
An aim of the Tractatus is to reveal the relationship between language and the world: what can be said about it, and what can only be shown.
Wittgenstein argues that the logical structure of language provides the limits of meaning. The limits of language, for Wittgenstein, are the limits of philosophy.
Much of philosophy involves attempts to say the unsayable: "What we can say at all can be said clearly," he argues.
Anything beyond that—religion, ethics, aesthetics, the mystical—cannot be discussed. They are not in themselves nonsensical, but any statement about them must be.
The book is 75 pages long—"As to the shortness of the book, I am awfully sorry for it If you were to squeeze me like a lemon you would get nothing more out of me," he told Ogden—and presents seven numbered propositions 1—7 , with various sub-levels 1, 1.
In September he moved to a secondary school in a nearby village, Hassbach , but considered the people there just as bad—"These people are not human at all but loathsome worms," he wrote to a friend—and he left after a month.
In November he began work at another primary school, this time in Puchberg in the Schneeberg mountains. There, he told Russell, the villagers were "one-quarter animal and three-quarters human.
Frank P. Ramsey visited him on 17 September to discuss the Tractatus ; he had agreed to write a review of it for Mind. Ramsey shared an evening meal with him of coarse bread, butter, and cocoa.
Wittgenstein's school hours were eight to twelve or one, and he had afternoons free. He was accepting no help even from his family.
And this is not because they aren't on good terms but because he won't have any money he hasn't earned It is an awful pity. He moved schools again in September , this time to Otterthal , near Trattenbach; the socialist headmaster, Josef Putre, was someone Wittgenstein had become friends with while at Trattenbach.
While he was there, he wrote a page pronunciation and spelling dictionary for the children, Wörterbuch für Volksschulen , published in Vienna in by Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, the only book of his apart from the Tractatus that was published in his lifetime.
Josef Haidbauer was an year-old pupil whose father had died and whose mother worked as a local maid. He was a slow learner, and one day Wittgenstein hit him two or three times on the head, causing him to collapse.
Wittgenstein carried him to the headmaster's office, then quickly left the school, bumping into a parent, Herr Piribauer, on the way out.
Piribauer had been sent for by the children when they saw Haidbauer collapse; Wittgenstein had previously pulled Piribauer's daughter, Hermine, so hard by the ears that her ears had bled.
I called him all the names under the sun. I told him he wasn't a teacher, he was an animal-trainer!
And that I was going to fetch the police right away! Piribauer tried to have Wittgenstein arrested, but the village's police station was empty, and when he tried again the next day he was told Wittgenstein had disappeared.
On 28 April , Wittgenstein handed in his resignation to Wilhelm Kundt, a local school inspector, who tried to persuade him to stay; however, Wittgenstein was adamant that his days as a schoolteacher were over.
Alexander Waugh writes that Wittgenstein's family and their money may have had a hand in covering things up. Waugh writes that Haidbauer died shortly afterwards of haemophilia; Monk says he died when he was 14 of leukaemia.
He visited at least four of the children, including Hermine Piribauer, who apparently replied only with a "Ja, ja," though other former students were more hospitable.
Monk writes that the purpose of these confessions was not. This brought me into more settled waters The Tractatus was now the subject of much debate amongst philosophers, and Wittgenstein was a figure of increasing international fame.
In particular, a discussion group of philosophers, scientists and mathematicians, known as the Vienna Circle , had built up purportedly as a result of the inspiration they had been given by reading the Tractatus.
German philosopher Oswald Hanfling writes bluntly: "Wittgenstein was never a member of the Circle, though he was in Vienna during much of the time.
Yet his influence on the Circle's thought was at least as important as that of any of its members. Grayling contends that while certain superficial similarities between Wittgenstein's early philosophy and logical positivism led its members to study the Tractatus in detail and to arrange discussions with him, Wittgenstein's influence on the Circle was rather limited.
The fundamental philosophical views of Circle had been established before they met Wittgenstein and had their origins in the British empiricists , Ernst Mach , and the logic of Frege and Russell.
Whatever influence Wittgenstein did have on the Circle was largely limited to Moritz Schlick and Friedrich Waismann and, even in these cases, resulted in little lasting effect on their positivism.
Grayling states: " However, during these discussions, it soon became evident that Wittgenstein held a different attitude towards philosophy than the members of the Circle.
For example, during meetings of the Vienna Circle, he would express his disagreement with the group's misreading of his work by turning his back to them and reading poetry aloud.
However, he also wrote that "there was a striking difference between Wittgenstein's attitude toward philosophical problems and that of Schlick and myself.
Our attitude toward philosophical problems was not very different from that which scientists have toward their problems.
His point of view and his attitude toward people and problems, even theoretical problems, were much more similar to those of a creative artist than to those of a scientist; one might almost say, similar to those of a religious prophet or a seer When finally, sometimes after a prolonged arduous effort, his answers came forth, his statement stood before us like a newly created piece of art or a divine revelation I am not interested in erecting a building, but in [ In Wittgenstein was again working as a gardener for a number of months, this time at the monastery of Hütteldorf, where he had also inquired about becoming a monk.
His sister, Margaret, invited him to help with the design of her new townhouse in Vienna's Kundmanngasse. Wittgenstein, his friend Paul Engelmann , and a team of architects developed a spare modernist house.
In particular, Wittgenstein focused on the windows, doors, and radiators, demanding that every detail be exactly as he specified.
When the house was nearly finished Wittgenstein had an entire ceiling raised 30mm so that the room had the exact proportions he wanted.
Monk writes that "This is not so marginal as it may at first appear, for it is precisely these details that lend what is otherwise a rather plain, even ugly house its distinctive beauty.
It took him a year to design the door handles and another to design the radiators. Bernhard Leitner, author of The Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein , said there is barely anything comparable in the history of interior design: "It is as ingenious as it is expensive.
A metal curtain that could be lowered into the floor. The house was finished by December and the family gathered there at Christmas to celebrate its completion.
Wittgenstein's sister Hermine wrote: "Even though I admired the house very much It seemed indeed to be much more a dwelling for the gods. But primordial life, wild life striving to erupt into the open — that is lacking.
According to Feigl as reported by Monk , upon attending a conference in Vienna by mathematician L. Brouwer , Wittgenstein remained quite impressed, taking into consideration the possibility of a "return to Philosophy".
At the urging of Ramsey and others, Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge in Keynes wrote in a letter to his wife: "Well, God has arrived.
I met him on the 5. Russell noted that his previous residency was sufficient to fulfil eligibility requirements for a PhD, and urged him to offer the Tractatus as his thesis.
From to , Wittgenstein lived again in Norway,  where he worked on the Philosophical Investigations. In , he travelled to Ireland to visit Maurice O'Connor Drury , a friend who became a psychiatrist, and considered such training himself, with the intention of abandoning philosophy for it.
De Valera hoped Wittgenstein's presence would contribute to the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies which he was soon to set up. While he was in Ireland in March , Germany annexed Austria in the Anschluss ; the Viennese Wittgenstein was now a citizen of the enlarged Germany and a Jew under the Nuremberg racial laws , because three of his grandparents had been born as Jews.
The Nuremberg Laws classified people as Jews Volljuden if they had three or four Jewish grandparents, and as mixed blood Mischling if they had one or two.
It meant inter alia that the Wittgensteins were restricted in whom they could marry or have sex with, and where they could work.
The Nazis discovered his relationship with Hilde Schania, a brewer's daughter with whom he had had two children but whom he had never married, though he did later.
Because she was not Jewish, he was served with a summons for Rassenschande racial defilement. He told no one he was leaving the country, except for Hilde who agreed to follow him.
He left so suddenly and quietly that for a time people believed he was the fourth Wittgenstein brother to have committed suicide.
Wittgenstein began to investigate acquiring British or Irish citizenship with the help of Keynes, and apparently had to confess to his friends in England that he had earlier misrepresented himself to them as having just one Jewish grandparent, when in fact he had three.
A few days before the invasion of Poland, Hitler personally granted Mischling status to the Wittgenstein siblings. In there were 2, applications for this, and Hitler granted only Gretl, an American citizen by marriage, started the negotiations over the racial status of their grandfather, and the family's large foreign currency reserves were used as a bargaining tool.
Paul had escaped to Switzerland and then the US in July , and disagreed with the negotiations, leading to a permanent split between the siblings.
After the war, when Paul was performing in Vienna, he did not visit Hermine who was dying there, and he had no further contact with Ludwig or Gretl.
After G. Moore resigned the chair in philosophy in , Wittgenstein was elected, and acquired British citizenship soon afterwards.
In July he travelled to Vienna to assist Gretl and his other sisters, visiting Berlin for one day to meet an official of the Reichsbank.
After this, he travelled to New York to persuade Paul, whose agreement was required, to back the scheme. The required Befreiung was granted in August Norman Malcolm , at the time a post-graduate research fellow at Cambridge, describes his first impressions of Wittgenstein in At a meeting of the Moral Science Club, after the paper for the evening was read and the discussion started, someone began to stammer a remark.
He had extreme difficulty in expressing himself and his words were unintelligible to me. I whispered to my neighbour, 'Who's that? I was astonished because I had expected the famous author of the Tractatus to be an elderly man, whereas this man looked young — perhaps about His actual age was His face was lean and brown, his profile was aquiline and strikingly beautiful, his head was covered with a curly mass of brown hair.
I observed the respectful attention that everyone in the room paid to him. After this unsuccessful beginning he did not speak for a time but was obviously struggling with his thoughts.
His look was concentrated, he made striking gestures with his hands as if he was discoursing Whether lecturing or conversing privately, Wittgenstein always spoke emphatically and with a distinctive intonation.
He spoke excellent English, with the accent of an educated Englishman, although occasional Germanisms would appear in his constructions. His voice was resonant His words came out, not fluently, but with great force.
Anyone who heard him say anything knew that this was a singular person. His face was remarkably mobile and expressive when he talked.
His eyes were deep and often fierce in their expression. His whole personality was commanding, even imperial. Describing Wittgenstein's lecture programme, Malcolm continues:.
It is hardly correct to speak of these meetings as 'lectures', although this is what Wittgenstein called them. For one thing, he was carrying on original research in these meetings Often the meetings consisted mainly of dialogue.
Sometimes, however, when he was trying to draw a thought out of himself, he would prohibit, with a peremptory motion of the hand, any questions or remarks.
There were frequent and prolonged periods of silence, with only an occasional mutter from Wittgenstein, and the stillest attention from the others.
During these silences, Wittgenstein was extremely tense and active. His gaze was concentrated; his face was alive; his hands made arresting movements; his expression was stern.
One knew that one was in the presence of extreme seriousness, absorption, and force of intellect Wittgenstein was a frightening person at these classes.
After work, the philosopher would often relax by watching Westerns , where he preferred to sit at the very front of the cinema, or reading detective stories especially the ones written by Norbert Davis.
By this time, Wittgenstein's view on the foundations of mathematics had changed considerably. In his early 20s, Wittgenstein had thought logic could provide a solid foundation, and he had even considered updating Russell and Whitehead 's Principia Mathematica.
Now he denied there were any mathematical facts to be discovered. He gave a series of lectures on mathematics, discussing this and other topics, documented in a book, with lectures by Wittgenstein and discussions between him and several students, including the young Alan Turing who described Wittgenstein as "a very peculiar man".
The two had many discussions about the relationship between computational logic and everyday notions of truth. Monk writes that Wittgenstein found it intolerable that a war was going on and he was teaching philosophy.
He grew angry when any of his students wanted to become professional philosophers. John Ryle was professor of medicine at Cambridge and had been involved in helping Guy's prepare for the Blitz.
Wittgenstein told Ryle he would die slowly if left at Cambridge, and he would rather die quickly. He started working at Guy's shortly afterwards as a dispensary porter, delivering drugs from the pharmacy to the wards where he apparently advised the patients not to take them.
In the new year of , Ryle took Wittgenstein to his home in Sussex to meet his wife who had been adamant to meet him. Ryle's son recorded the weekend in his diary;.
The hospital staff were not told he was one of the world's most famous philosophers, though some of the medical staff did recognize him—at least one had attended Moral Sciences Club meetings—but they were discreet.
He wrote on 1 April "I no longer feel any hope for the future of my life. It is as though I had before me nothing more than a long stretch of living death.
I cannot imagine any future for me other than a ghastly one. Friendless and joyless. He had developed a friendship with Keith Kirk, a working-class teenage friend of Francis Skinner , the mathematics undergraduate he had had a relationship with until Skinner's death in from polio.
Skinner had given up academia, thanks at least in part to Wittgenstein's influence, and had been working as a mechanic in , with Kirk as his apprentice.
Kirk and Wittgenstein struck up a friendship, with Wittgenstein giving him lessons in physics to help him pass a City and Guilds exam.
During his period of loneliness at Guy's he wrote in his diary: "For ten days I've heard nothing more from K, even though I pressed him a week ago for news.
I think that he has perhaps broken with me. A tragic thought! While Wittgenstein was at Guy's he met Basil Reeve, a young doctor with an interest in philosophy, who, with R.
Grant, was studying the effect of shock on air-raid casualties. When the blitz ended there were fewer casualties to study.
In the summer of , Wittgenstein thought often of leaving Cambridge and resigning his position as Chair. Wittgenstein grew further dismayed at the state of philosophy, particularly about articles published in the journal Mind.
It was around this time that Wittgenstein fell in love with Ben Richards writing in his diary, "The only thing that my love for B.
The stiffness, the artificiality, the self-satisfaction of the people. The university atmosphere nauseates me. Wittgenstein had only maintained contact with Fouracre from Guy's hospital who had joined the army in after his marriage, only returning in Wittgenstein maintained frequent correspondence with Fouracre during his time away displaying a desire for Fouracre to return home urgently from the war.
In May , Wittgenstein addressed a group of Oxford philosophers for the first time at the Jowett Society. The discussion was on the validity of Descartes' Cogito ergo sum where Wittgenstein ignored the question and applied his own philosophical method.
Harold Arthur Prichard who attended the event was not pleased with Wittgenstein's methods;. Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death.
If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
Our life has no end in the way in which our visual field has no limits. Wittgenstein resigned the professorship at Cambridge in to concentrate on his writing, and in and travelled to Ireland , staying at Ross's Hotel in Dublin and at a farmhouse in Redcross , County Wicklow , where he began the manuscript volume MS , Band R.
He also accepted an invitation from Norman Malcolm , then professor at Cornell University, to stay with him and his wife for several months at Ithaca, New York.
During his summer in America, Wittgenstein began his epistemological discussions, in particular his engagement with philosophical scepticism , that would eventually become the final fragments On Certainty.
He returned to London, where he was diagnosed with an inoperable prostate cancer , which had spread to his bone marrow. He spent the next two months in Vienna, where his sister Hermine died on 11 February ; he went to see her every day, but she was hardly able to speak or recognize him.
He went to Norway in August with Ben Richards, then returned to Cambridge, where on 27 November he moved into Storey's End at 76 Storey's Way , the home of his doctor, Edward Bevan , and his wife Joan; he had told them he did not want to die in a hospital, so they said he could spend his last days in their home instead.
Joan at first was afraid of Wittgenstein, but they soon became good friends. By the beginning of , it was clear that he had little time left.
He wrote a new will in Oxford on 29 January, naming Rhees as his executor, and Anscombe and von Wright his literary administrators, and wrote to Norman Malcolm that month to say, "My mind's completely dead.
This isn't a complaint, for I don't really suffer from it. I know that life must have an end once and that mental life can cease before the rest does.
These and other manuscripts were later published as Remarks on Colour and On Certainty. About a month ago I suddenly found myself in the right frame of mind for doing philosophy.
I had been absolutely certain that I'd never again be able to do it. It's the first time after more than 2 years that the curtain in my brain has gone up.
Wittgenstein began work on his final manuscript, MS , on 25 April It was his 62nd birthday on 26 April. He went for a walk the next afternoon, and wrote his last entry that day, 27 April.
That evening, he became very ill; when his doctor told him he might live only a few days, he reportedly replied, "Good!
Anscombe and Smythies were Catholics; and, at the latter's request, a Dominican friar, Father Conrad Pepler , also attended. Wittgenstein had asked for a "priest who was not a philosopher" and had met with Pepler several times before his death.
On his religious views, Wittgenstein was said to be greatly interested in Catholicism and was sympathetic to it. However, he did not consider himself to be a Catholic.
According to Norman Malcolm , Wittgenstein saw Catholicism more as a way of life than as a set of beliefs he personally held, considering that he did not accept any religious faith.
I won't say 'See you tomorrow' because that would be like predicting the future, and I'm pretty sure I can't do that.
Wittgenstein was said by some commentators to be agnostic , in a qualified sense. The Blue Book , a set of notes dictated to his class at Cambridge in —, contains the seeds of Wittgenstein's later thoughts on language and is widely read as a turning-point in his philosophy of language.
Philosophical Investigations was published in two parts in Most of Part I was ready for printing in , but Wittgenstein withdrew the manuscript from his publisher.
Wittgenstein asks the reader to think of language as a multiplicity of language-games within which parts of language develop and function. He argues the bewitchments of philosophical problems arise from philosophers' misguided attempts to consider the meaning of words independently of their context, usage, and grammar, what he called "language gone on holiday.
According to Wittgenstein, philosophical problems arise when language is forced from its proper home into a metaphysical environment, where all the familiar and necessary landmarks and contextual clues are removed.
He describes this metaphysical environment as like being on frictionless ice: where the conditions are apparently perfect for a philosophically and logically perfect language, all philosophical problems can be solved without the muddying effects of everyday contexts; but where, precisely because of the lack of friction, language can in fact do no work at all.
Much of the Investigations consists of examples of how the first false steps can be avoided, so that philosophical problems are dissolved, rather than solved: "the clarity we are aiming at is indeed complete clarity.
But this simply means that the philosophical problems should completely disappear. Wittgenstein left a voluminous archive of unpublished papers, including 83 manuscripts, 46 typescripts and 11 dictations, amounting to an estimated 20, pages.
Choosing among repeated drafts, revisions, corrections and loose notes editorial work has found nearly one third of the total suitable for print.
What became the Philosophical Investigations was already close to completion in Wittgenstein's three Literary executors prioritized it, both because of its intrinsic importance and because he had explicitly intended publication.
The book was published in At least three other works were more or less finished. Two were already "bulky typescripts", the Philosophical Remarks and Philosophical Grammar.
Literary co- executor G. But Wittgenstein did not publish them. In a survey among American university and college teachers ranked the Investigations as the most important book of 20th-century philosophy, standing out as "the one crossover masterpiece in twentieth-century philosophy, appealing across diverse specializations and philosophical orientations.
Peter Hacker argues that Wittgenstein's influence on 20th-century analytical philosophy can be attributed to his early influence on the Vienna Circle and later influence on the Oxford "ordinary language" school and Cambridge philosophers.
Despite its deep influence on analytical philosophy, Wittgenstein's work did not always gain a positive reception.
The philosopher Mario Bunge considers that "Wittgenstein is popular because he is trivial. There are diverging interpretations of Wittgenstein's thought.
In the words of his friend and colleague Georg Henrik von Wright :. He was of the opinion Since Wittgenstein's death, scholarly interpretations of his philosophy have differed.
Scholars have differed on the continuity between "early" and "late" Wittgenstein that is, the difference between his views expressed in the Tractatus and those in Philosophical Investigations , with some seeing the two as starkly disparate and others stressing the gradual transition between the two works through analysis of Wittgenstein's unpublished papers the Nachlass.
One significant debate in Wittgenstein scholarship concerns the work of interpreters who are referred to under the banner of The New Wittgenstein school such as Cora Diamond , Alice Crary , and James F.
While the Tractatus , particularly in its conclusion, seems paradoxical and self-undermining, New Wittgenstein scholars advance a "therapeutic" understanding of Wittgenstein's work—"an understanding of Wittgenstein as aspiring, not to advance metaphysical theories, but rather to help us work ourselves out of confusions we become entangled in when philosophizing.
The therapeutic approach is not without critics: Hans-Johann Glock argues that the "plain nonsense" reading of the Tractatus " In October , Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge around the same time as did Russell who had been living in America for several years.
Russell returned to Cambridge after a backlash in America to his writings on morals and religion. Wittgenstein said of Russell's works to Drury;.
I have not found in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations anything that seemed to me interesting and I do not understand why a whole school finds important wisdom in its pages.
Psychologically this is surprising. The earlier Wittgenstein, whom I knew intimately, was a man addicted to passionately intense thinking, profoundly aware of difficult problems of which I, like him, felt the importance, and possessed or at least so I thought of true philosophical genius.
The later Wittgenstein, on the contrary, seems to have grown tired of serious thinking and to have invented a doctrine which would make such an activity unnecessary.
I do not for one moment believe that the doctrine which has these lazy consequences is true. I realize, however, that I have an overpoweringly strong bias against it, for, if it is true, philosophy is, at best, a slight help to lexicographers, and at worst, an idle tea-table amusement.
Saul Kripke 's book Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language contends that the central argument of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is a devastating rule-following paradox that undermines the possibility of our ever following rules in our use of language.
Kripke writes that this paradox is "the most radical and original skeptical problem that philosophy has seen to date.
Kripke's book generated a large secondary literature, divided between those who find his sceptical problem interesting and perceptive, and others, such as Gordon Baker and Peter Hacker , who argue that his scepticism of meaning is a pseudo-problem that stems from a confused, selective reading of Wittgenstein.
Kripke's position has, however recently been defended against these and other attacks by the Cambridge philosopher Martin Kusch Wittgenstein scholar David G.
Stern considers the book to be "the most influential and widely discussed" work on Wittgenstein since the s. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Cambridge , Cambridgeshire , England, United Kingdom. Moore , Frank P. Bertrand Russell , Norman Malcolm , G. Early philosophy. Picture theory of language Truth tables Truth conditions Truth functions State of affairs Logical necessity.
Later philosophy. Analytic philosophy Linguistic turn Ideal language philosophy Logical atomism Logical positivism Ordinary language philosophy Fideism Quietism Therapeutic approach.
Bertrand Russell G. Other topics. Further information: Karl Wittgenstein. Further information: History of the Jews in Austria.
Main article: Haidbauer incident. See also: Vienna Circle. Main article: Haus Wittgenstein. Main articles: Philosophical Investigations , Language-game , and Private language argument.
Anscombe Bemerkungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik , ed. Rhees, and G. Anscombe , a selection of his work on the philosophy of logic and mathematics between and Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics , translated by G.
Anscombe, rev. Anscombe and G. Anscombe, ed. Blue and Brown Books , notes dictated in English to Cambridge students in — Philosophische Bemerkungen , ed.
Smythies, R. Rhees, and J. Taylor Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough , ed. On Certainty , collection of aphorisms discussing the relation between knowledge and certainty, extremely influential in the philosophy of action.
Wittgensteins Nachlass. The Bergen Electronic Edition : The collection includes all of Wittgenstein's unpublished manuscripts, typescripts, dictations, and most of his notebooks.
The Nachlass was catalogued by G. Review of P. Coffey's Science of Logic : a polemical book review, written in for the March issue of The Cambridge Review when Wittgenstein was an undergraduate studying with Russell.
The review is the earliest public record of Wittgenstein's philosophical views. Archived from the original on 10 December Retrieved 20 November Philosophy portal.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Cora Diamond. Moore, Cambridge University Library G. Moore's notes from Wittgenstein's lectures.
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