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Methods to Wittgenstein brings jointly for the 1st time the numerous various points of Wittgenstein's lifestyles, philosophy, and aesthetic attitudes.

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The stress on the vertical is not Loosian: the tall and narrow doors and windows, are reminiscent, rather, of Cambridge (where, certainly such features had impressed Margaret Stonborough, for whom the house was being built). They may also echo Wittgenstein’s love of towers. The house is of particular interest, because, though built nearly ten years after the First World War, it has much in common with the costly simplicity, almost the artificial artlessness, of Wittgenstein’s pre-war taste. Note the high cost of the materials employed, the floors of 4 As reported by Bertrand Russell in a letter to Ottoline Morrell, 17 May 1912.

This may have to do with his father’s death in 1822 and some disagreement with Jakob’s father Simson, for no further contact with this, his own line of the family, is recorded. e. not in infancy. 8 See Laqueur 1996, p. 257, on assimilation as a perfectly natural process, ‘Traditional Judaism had become irrelevant, certainly for the educated Jews. ’ The Old Orthodox of the day (the Vormärz or Biedermeierzeit) put the same thought in a different way, ‘Vor allem emanzipiert die Emanzipation die Juden vom Judentum’ (‘The immediate effect of the emancipation of the Jews is to emancipate them from Jewishness’), see Toury 1965, pp.

Nor need we esteem Wittgenstein the man any the less for seeing him in this light. True he practised withdrawal, true he shunned anything that would complicate his life or disturb his equilibrium: his inherited wealth for a start. But life itself one cannot flee: passions spin the plot as much in the cloister as in the marketplace. Wittgenstein’s temperament drove him to narrow the field within which he operated, to concentrate his attention on a number of objects manageable for him. But that was no negation of life.

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