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11-04-2012, 03:02 AM
Help on Ludwig Wittgenstein
I have to do a 5 minute presentation on this philosopher in a couple of days explaining the main points of his philosophy. I’ve been reading all I can find on him for the last 4 hours or so and so far I can barely understand any of his philosophy. It’s either all over my head or I’m not in a right frame of mind to understand him.
Can anyone that knows about Ludwig Wittgenstein provide me a dumbed-down summary of some of his main points in his philosophy? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I know this might not be the best site to post this, but a lot of you guys are intelligent individuals so maybe someone might be able to help.
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11-04-2012, 04:41 AM
RE: Help on Ludwig Wittgenstein
(11-04-2012 03:02 AM)Quik2832 Wrote:  I have to do a 5 minute presentation on this philosopher in a couple of days explaining the main points of his philosophy. I’ve been reading all I can find on him for the last 4 hours or so and so far I can barely understand any of his philosophy. It’s either all over my head or I’m not in a right frame of mind to understand him.
Can anyone that knows about Ludwig Wittgenstein provide me a dumbed-down summary of some of his main points in his philosophy? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I know this might not be the best site to post this, but a lot of you guys are intelligent individuals so maybe someone might be able to help.


So what have you read of his, and what have you not understood ? The Tractatus is pretty interesting. I like his ideas about linguistics. Especiallly I think you can eventually argue all religionists to his final position in the Tractatus : "whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent". Einstein

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11-04-2012, 06:25 AM
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Wittgenstein: "Why do people say it was natural to think that the sun went round the Earth rather than that the Earth turned on its axis?"

Anscombe: "I suppose because it looked as if the sun went round the Earth"

V: So what would it have looked like if it looked as if the Earth turned on its axis?

Slide 1: Hello. Thanks for coming.

Slide 2: Wittgenstein

Slide 3: He knew his shit!

Slide 4: Any questions?

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11-04-2012, 07:23 AM
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Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.

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16-04-2012, 03:34 PM
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(11-04-2012 03:02 AM)Quik2832 Wrote:   Can anyone that knows about Ludwig Wittgenstein provide me a dumbed-down summary of some of his main points in his philosophy? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

It's probably too late now. But I'd be happy to give a short 10 minute Skype tutorial on Wittgenstein for free. I did my doctorate at Oxford on him, but I don't often get the chance to discuss him.

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18-04-2012, 04:08 PM (This post was last modified: 18-04-2012 04:14 PM by GirlyMan.)
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(16-04-2012 03:34 PM)PhilosophyTutor Wrote:  
(11-04-2012 03:02 AM)Quik2832 Wrote:   Can anyone that knows about Ludwig Wittgenstein provide me a dumbed-down summary of some of his main points in his philosophy? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

It's probably too late now. But I'd be happy to give a short 10 minute Skype tutorial on Wittgenstein for free. I did my doctorate at Oxford on him, but I don't often get the chance to discuss him.

Yes, I would very much like to see a summarization of your thesis! Better yet, did you videotape your defense?

Thanks!

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