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>proceeds to disagree with everything he said over the years

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>>12544186
There are those who believe that it is still relevant to define the essence of things.

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The team is everything that is based.

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>>11272049
*blocks your path*

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Can I get the opinion of some of you gents on this work?

I've been reading it and I find it a fascinating critique, or even commentary (and of course treatise) on language. I think it's commonly misunderstood, and I don't think it's so difficult. The myth around the book's contents are much more intriguing than what is written in it.

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>Sir I must take your duck
>*hands it over*
>And your other duck
>Thats a rabbit

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>thought the Tractatus would solve philosophy
What was his fucking problem?

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*beats the shit out of your kid*
Pssh, nothin personelle... brainlets

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What the fuck was he even talking about? Most other philosophers I know a scant amount of information about their big ideas and their work but I do not know anything about Witty except it has to do with language and he was an analytic.

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>>10531876
>implying it wasn't pic related or William Gass
zozzle

>>10532788
Kosmos is his best imo

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>dismantles philosophy
>deconstructs philosophy as a simple problem of language and logic
>people still talk about philosophy

embarrassing

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>>10376026
Try again

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>>10297321
swerve, virgin

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Thoughts on these works?

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>>10209761
shit wrong pic

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April 26th 1889

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>My German engineer very argumentative & tiresome. He wouldn't admit that it was certain that there was not a rhinoceros in the room . . . He came back and argued all the time I was dressing.
>My German engineer, I think, is a fool. He thinks nothing empirical is knowable - I asked him to admit that there was not a rhinoceros in the room, but he wouldn't.
Why do people look up to this idiot Wittgenstein again?

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So is he actually right or is he wrong in the end? He basically made the bold claim that all past philosophers were wasting their time and he effectively tried to "end" philosophy with a somewhat similar view of an absurdist in terms of accepting life.

I am having trouble wrapping my head around it but he thinks that language cannot be used for anything other than localizing your own experiences and describing them to others in a way that they would understand in their culture? And because of this, he thinks that saying "you should do this" is a meaningless statement because "should" has no real meaning. Could someone clear this up? Is it really true or false?

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Influence of Otto Weininger:

>While a student at the Realschule, Wittgenstein was influenced by Austrian philosopher Otto Weininger's 1903 book Geschlecht und Charakter (Sex and Character). Weininger (1880–1903), 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 1903, shortly after publishing the book.[69] Many years later, as a professor at Cambridge, Wittgenstein distributed copies of Weininger's book to his bemused academic colleagues. He said that Weininger's arguments were wrong, but that it was the way they were wrong that was interesting.[70]


Writing about Weininger in a letter to G. E. Moore:

>Dear 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. must feel very foreign to you. 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. I.e. roughly speaking if you just add a “∼” to the whole book it says an important truth. However we better talk about it when I come back. – I’ve had a very busy time since I left Cambridge and have done a fair amount of work. Now I want you to do me a favour: I don’t intend to give any formal lectures this term as I think I must reserve all my strength for my own work. I will however have private (unpaid) discussions with students if there are any who want them. That’s to say I don’t want to be mentioned in the lecture list this term but at the same time Braithwaite could tell his Students (and you can tell yours) that if any of them wish to have conversations with me I will arrange times with them. Please write a line to Braithwaite to explain this before the beginning of September. – During the first month of the vac we had terribly hot weather and now it’s abominably cold and rainy. I’m sorry to hear that the weather in England depresses you, I’m not as fit as I ought to be either. Yours ever Ludwig Wittgenstein

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>tfw you realize he was right about everything

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Was it literally Autism?

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You're sitting in your 6th grade class when this guy says "anon, I've had it with your stubbornness!" and breaks out his ruler
What do?



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