Ludwig Wittgenstein

1889 - 1951

A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on logic

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Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.

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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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on good, jokes, seriousness, and work

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on attitude and soul

My attitude towards him is an attitude towards a soul. I am not of the opinion that he has a soul. . . .

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on death, facts, life, problems, and questions

The primary question about life after death is not whether it is a fact, but even if it is, what problems that really solves.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on experience, harmony, and laws

The process of induction is the process of assuming the simplest law that can be made to harmonize with our experience.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1974, 6.363

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on courage, friendship, and needs

No one likes having offended another person; hence everyone feels so much better if the other person doesn't show he's been offended. Nobody likes being confronted by a wounded spaniel. Remember that. It is much easier patiently - and tolerantly - to avoid the person you have injured than to approach him as a friend. You need courage for that.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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