Philosophy

Unconquerable mind

Print edition : March 17, 2017

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). Photo: Moritz Nahr/Austrian National Library

Lord Bertrand Russell, British writer and philosopher and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950. On February 1, 1912, Wittgenstein was admitted as a member of Trinity College, Cambridge, with Russell as his Supervisor. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The book questions primarily the ultimate validity of "logic" as a foolproof discipline.

The book comprises some papers Wittgenstein brought out while he was in Norway.

In "The Blue Book", Wittgenstein voiced his protest against the "scientific" approach to philosophy.

In 1939, Wittgenstein conducted a lecture series on "The Foundations of Mathematics", which Alan Turing attended.

In the last two months of his life, Wittgenstein produced his last precious quantum of 376 paragraphs of "On Certainity".

A look at Ludwig Wittgenstein, the redoubtable genius of freethinking and fearless challenger of blinkered theoreticians.
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