In Wittgenstein: On Mars, Ludwig Wittgenstein examines doubt and certainty from the perspective of a nearby planet.

Questions of life on Mars compete with the Austrian born philosopher's (1889-1951) own doubts and certainties about the limits of knowledge and the evolving relationships of culture to value and of science to art.

Wittgenstein has fascinated and perplexed for decades, in part because of the paradoxical ways in which his life and work comingled.

Wittgenstein Quotes:
  • The World and Life are One. I am my World. (The Microcosm.)
  • Phenomenological analysis (as e.g. Goethe would have it) is analysis of concepts and can neither agree with nor contradict physics.
  • I don't see that the colours of bodies reflect light into my eye.
  • Things are independent in so far as they can occur in all possible situations, but this form of independence is a form of connexion with states of affairs, a form of depen-dence. (It is impossible for words to appear in two different roles: by themselves, and in propositions.)
  • Objects contain the possibility of all situations.
  • A picture represents a possible situation in logical space
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