“I should not want my writing to relieve others from thinking. Rather, if it were possible, stimulate someone to thoughts of his own.” — Wittgenstein While I wouldn’t consider myself a “Wittgensteinian”, he was one quotable guy. And this is a sentiment most teachers share. Now go lift something heavy, Nick Horton PS. The pic… [Read More]
This is Bertrand Russell on Wittgenstein’s book Philosophical Investigations which had a profound influence on 20th century philosophy: (emphasis mine) “Its positive doctrines seem to me trivial and its negative doctrines unfounded. I have not found in Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations anything that seemed to me interesting and I do not understand why a whole school… [Read More]
Wittgenstein: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.” Schrödinger: “But it is only here that speaking becomes worthwhile.” From Popper’s paper, “the nature of philosophical problems”, in *Conjectures & Refutations”. He notes that Schrödinger upon seeing the manuscript didn’t remember saying this, but liked it regardless. No matter who said it, it’s important.
What can be said at all can be said clearly; and whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be silent.” — Wittgenstein This quote from Wittgenstein sounds reminiscent of the one your Grandmother used to say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Like your Grandmother, he was a… [Read More]