Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius

Ray Monk's Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius is a masterful biography of one of the most important and influential…

2 months ago

Jaakko Hintikka: Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Groundbreaking “Language Games” are Not Child’s Play

  Thanks to his groundbreaking work in logic, the philosophy of mind, mathematics, and language, as well as two published…

3 months ago

Language Rules: Rom Harré Talks About Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Language

  Austrian-born English philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is considered as one of the most influential although controversial thinkers of the 20th century. His…

6 months ago

In Honor of Wittgenstein’s Birthday: A Tribute to the Philosopher Who Could Both Charm and Infuriate

Ah, Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Austrian philosopher who was born on this very day in 1889! You may be thinking to…

1 year ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Ludwig Wittgenstein

1. Ludwig Wittgenstein was born into a very wealthy Viennese family and grew up in a house where composers Johannes…

1 year ago

The Tractatus at 100: Exploring the Lasting Impact of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Masterpiece

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminal work, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Published in 1922, the Tractatus has…

3 years ago

Hitler’s Favorite Jew: The Enigma of Otto Weininger

This piece has been excerpted from a forthcoming book titled Hitler's Favorite Jew: The Enigma of Otto Weininger by Allan…

3 years ago

(Mis)understanding Wittgenstein: James Klagge Says Our Temperament May Be at Fault

Austrian-born English philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is considered as one of the most influential although controversial thinkers of the 20th century. His work touched…

3 years ago

Why Ludwig Wittgenstein Matters

This piece has been excerpted from Simply Wittgenstein by James C. Klagge, part of Simply Charly's Great Lives series. Ludwig…

4 years ago

Understanding Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Duck-Rabbit

It was Ludwig Wittgenstein who sparked philosophical interest in what psychologists call ambiguous figures.[1] The phrase “seeing as” became a…

4 years ago