Ludwig Wittgenstein

1889 - 1951

A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on questions

The riddle does not exist. If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, New York, 1922.

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on laws and logic

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This procedure [selecting the simplest law], however, has no logical justification but only a psychological one.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1974, 6.3631 p.70 . Pears and McGuiness, 1974

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on facts and world

The world is made up of facts, not things.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on order and thinking

In order to draw a limit to thinking, we should have to think both sides of this limit.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on imagination

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Philosophical Investigations

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on silence

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Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on thinking

A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on logic and surprises

There can never be surprises in logic.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on life, logic, mathematics, needs, and order

Mathematics is a logical method. . . . Mathematical propositions express no thoughts. In life it is never a mathematical proposition which we need, but we use mathematical propositions only in order to infer from propositions which do not belong to mathematics to others which equally do not belong to mathematics.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, New York, 1922, p. 169.

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