Citações Ludwig Wittgenstein

„O Wittgenstein tardio… parece ter-se tornado cansado do pensamento sério e ter inventado uma doutrina que faria uma tal actividade desnecessária. Eu não acredito por um momento que a doutrina que tem estas consequências preguiçosas seja verdade. Compreendo, no entanto, que tenho um preconceito intensamente forte contra ele pois se é certo, filosofia é, na melhor das hipóteses, uma pequena ajuda para lexicógrafos e, na pior das hipóteses, um chá ocioso em mesa de diversão.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein, livro Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

The later Wittgenstein, on the contrary, seems to have grown tired of serious thinking and to have invented a doctrine which would make such an activity unnecessary. I do not for one moment believe that the doctrine which has these lazy consequences is true. I realize, however, that I have an overpoweringly strong bias against it, for, if it is true, philosophy is, at best, a slight help to lexicographers, and at worst, an idle tea-table amusement.
Bertrand Russell; My Philosophical Development http://www.archive.org/details/myphilosophicald001521mbp
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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„Filosofia é a batalha entre o encanto de nossa inteligência mediante a linguagem.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein

Die Philosophie ist ein Kampf gegen die Verhexung unsres Verstandes durch die Mittel unserer Sprache.
Philosophical investigations, Parte 1 - página 47, Volume 1 de Wittgenstein's works, Ludwig Wittgenstein, 3a. ed., Editora B. Blackwell, 1953, 464 páginas

„Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein

Variant translation: Philosophy is not a theory but an activity. A philosophical work consists essentially of elucidations. The result of philosophy is not a number of "philosophical propositions." but to make propositions clear.
Original German: Der Zweck der Philosophie ist die logische Klärung der Gedanken. Die Philosophie ist keine Lehre, sondern eine Tätigkeit. Ein philosophisches Werk besteht wesentlich aus Erläuterungen. Das Resultat der Philosophie sind nicht „philosophische Sätze“, sondern das Klarwerden von Sätzen. Die Philosophie soll die Gedanken, die sonst, gleichsam, trübe und verschwommen sind, klar machen und scharf abgrenzen.
1920s, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922)
Contexto: Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity. A philosophical work consists essentially of elucidations. Philosophy does not result in 'philosophical propositions', but rather in the clarification of propositions. Without philosophy thoughts are, as it were, cloudy and indistinct: its task is to make them clear and to give them sharp boundaries. (4.112)

„Not how the world is, but that it is, is the mystery.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein

Variant translation: The mystical is not how the world is, but that it is.
Original German: Nicht wie die Welt ist, ist das Mystische, sondern dass sie ist.
1920s, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922)
Variante: The mystical is not how the world is, but that it is.
Contexto: It is not how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it exists. (6.44)

„I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein

As quoted in The Beginning of the End (2004) by Peter Hershey, p. 109
Also, as quoted in "The Relentless Rise of Science as Fun", by Jeremy Burgess, in New Scientist, Volume 143, Issues 1932-1945, originally published 1994.
Attributed from posthumous publications

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