Dr J. O. Wisdom once observed to me that he knew people who thought there was no philosophy after Hegel , and others who thought there was none before Wittgenstein ; and he saw no reason for excluding the possibility that both were right.
What we cannot speak of we must pass over in silence. ~ Ludwig Wittgensteinused 6 December 2003, selected by Nanobug
Ethics and Aesthetics are one. ~ Ludwig Wittgensteinused 24 February 2004, selected by Kalki
Well, what does “good” mean anyway...? As Wittgenstein suggested, “good,” like “game,” has a family of meanings. Prominent among them is this one: “meets the criteria or standards of assessment or evaluation.”john searle
Like Karl Kraus, [Wittgenstein] was seldom pleased by what he saw of the institutions of men, and the idiom of the passerby mostly offended his ear particularly when they happened to speak philosophically; and like Karl Kraus, he suspected that the institutions could not but be corrupt if the idiom of the race was confused, presumptuous, and vacuous, a fabric of nonsense, untruth, deception, and self-deception.thomas szasz
I often find that a novel, even a well-written and compelling novel, can become a blur to me soon after I've finished reading it. I recollect perfectly the feeling of reading it, the mood I occupied, but I am less sure about the narrative details. It is almost as if the book were, as Wittgenstein said of his propositions, a ladder to be climbed and then discarded after it has served its purpose.”By Sven Birkerts in Sven Birkerts (14 November 2006). The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age. Macmillan. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-86547-957-9.
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