Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes (192 quotes)
“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.”
Journal entry (1 November 1914) - Notebooks 1914-1916
Conversation of 1930 - Personal Recollections (1981)
“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.”
Culture and Value (1980)
Pt II, p. 223 of the 1968 English edition - Philosophical Investigations (1953)
“It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.”
Journal entry (1 May 1915) - Notebooks 1914-1916
“It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.”
Personal Recollections (1981)
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Born: April 26, 1889
Died: April 29, 1951 (aged 62)
Bio: Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. He was professor in philosophy at the University of Cambridge from 1939 until 1947.