Wittgenstein

Work / Werk 2015

Ludwig Wittgenstein,

A portrait of the labyrinth of his thought”
Het labyrint van zijn denken in beeld”
“Das Bild kann jede Wirklichkeit abbilden, deren Form es hat.”

  • Frame early 1900,  size 91 x 120 cm
  • Lijst begin 1900 afmeting 91 x 120 cm

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flag-engWittgenstein (1889-1951) was an Anlo-Austrian philosopher. He was one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century.

flag-nlLudwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was een Oostenrijks-Britse filosoof. Hij was een van de belangrijkste filosofen van de 20ste eeuw.

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Wittgenstein Quotes:

Citaten van Wittgenstein:

  • The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.
  • Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
  • Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
  • Don’t for heaven’s sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense.
  • I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again ‘I know that that’s a tree’, pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: ‘This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.
  • The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have known since long.
  • The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.
  • What can be shown, cannot be said.
  • Hegel seems to me to be always wanting to say that things which look different are really the same. Whereas my interest is in showing that things which look the same are really different. I was thinking of using as a motto for my book a quotation from King Lear: ‘I’ll teach you differences’.
  • Philosophers are often like little children, who first scribble random lines on a piece of paper with their pencils, and now ask an adult ‘What is that?’