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Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Fun Facts

  • Wittgenstein was an eccentric character. Many times, he would go to the Vienna Circle, a congregation of his era's prominent philosophers, simply so that he can prove everyone wrong. He was also known to go to the Vienna circle whenever they were discussing any of his work, sit in the corner of the room, and start reciting poetry out loud whenever they misinterpreted his work.
  • After finishing his thesis defence, Wittgenstein clapped his two examiners on the shoulders and said: "Don't worry; I know you'll never get it."

Early Life

Wittgenstein was born on the 29th of April, 1889 in Austria to Karl Wittgenstein and Leopoldine Kalmus. His family was one of the richest in Austria. Yup, that's about it.

Philosophy

Wittgenstein's ideas were considered very unorthodox. Rudolf Carnap said about Wittgenstein:

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