Talk:Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Representation[edit]

The image by which Wittgenstein is represented is just ugly. Can't we get a better one? I'd rather have this cutout: http://philo-sophia.co.kr/files/attach/images/77/732/heunmun1_154.jpg than the monstrosity that's now shown. That's not Wittgenstein, rather an interpretation of him and a bad one at that! The background destracts from the person. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:1812:1185:CF00:7525:A05:436E:3A8F (talk) 04:16, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Ashford for claims[edit]

Concerning [1]. Where does the Ashford piece back these claims? For example, the claim about Augustine? Ashford actually says the opposite: "Wittgenstein cites [Augustine's view] as illustrative of a particularly widespread misunderstanding of language." (p. 360). And that's all he says about Augustine's influence on Wittgenstein. --Atethnekos (DiscussionContributions) 22:59, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Realschule section[edit]

I changed the order of the Realschule section. The part about Weininger should probably precede the part about W's Jewishness. The Sluga quote mentions Weinginger. But also, when W. talks about what it means to be Jewish, it typically looks like he understands "Jewishness" in the (distinctively negative) way Weininger does. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.139.56.146 (talk) 23:35, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Fania Pascal[edit]

As Avrum Stroll notes in his 2001 Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy, Pascal taught Wittgenstein Russian and wrote Wittgenstein: A Personal Memoir about her acquaintance with him in the 1930s. She mentions that she and her husband wondered whether Wittgenstein was homosexual and judged that he was not, or at least that she could not imagine it. Stroll's reading of Monk (1991) is that Wittgenstein did have sexual relationships with Pinsent, Skinner and Francis, "over a period of 30 years or so". So, on balance, the scholarly analysis here seems to outweigh the personal opinion of Pascal. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:48, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure if WP:UNDUE permits any mention of Pascal, since she was only a friend who knew him on a professional basis. But am open to the opinions of other editors. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:20, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
I dont think we need to mention her lack of imagination.User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 18:01, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
You can find the passage in the Stroll book via Google-books. It is only a paragraph. Although some bits are quite quotable. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:07, 13 July 2014 (UTC)