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Wittgenstein vs. Scientism

Ray Monk on the Wittgenstein and the humanities

Ludwig Wittgenstein is regarded by many, including myself, as the greatest philosopher of this century. His two great works, … 897 more words


Which Philosophers Were Right?

It’s a rational thing to ask someone with a degree in philosophy whether one or more schools of thought or particular philosophers were right (or which ones were all wet). 1,062 more words

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Ultimate Shortfalls of Language



1. concerned with ideas that cannot be expressed in spoken words (or language in general), often representing incomprehensible term.

“Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein…

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Seven Perspectives on Theism

Many laymen seem to believe that there are at most three perspectives one may adopt concerning the question of whether God exists. More sophisticated thinkers are in general consensus that there are four. 3,550 more words


Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Mathematical Beauty

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein in 1922. The preface states in all capital letters, “THIS BOOK WILL PERHAPS ONLY BE UNDERSTOOD BY THOSE WHO HAVE themselves already thought the thoughts which are expressed in it-or similar thoughts.” 380 more words


Wittgenstein on Occam's Razor

As for Occam’s Razor, consider Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus:

3.328 If a sign is not necessary then it is meaningless. That is the meaning of Occam’s Razor. 117 more words