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Ed's Favorite Quotations -- Emphasis added. References below.

LUDWIG JOSEPH JOHAN WITTGENSTEIN

   
Philosophical Investigations.

" . . . Thought can be of what is not the case. . .
 
. . . Its essence, logic, presents an order, in fact the a priori order of the world: that is, the order of possibilities, which must be common to both world and thought. But this order, it seems,
must be utterly simple. It is prior to all experience, must run through all experience . . .
"1a*

"Philosophy simply puts everything before us, and neither explains nor deduces anything. -- Since everything lies open to view there is nothing to explain. For what is hidden, for example, is of no interest to us. . .
The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. (One is unable to notice something -- ecause it is always before one's eyes.)
"1b

"When I obey a rule, I do not choose.
I obey the rule blindly.
"1c*

"(Lying is a language-game that needs to be learned like any other one.)"1d

"Does man think . . . because he has found that thinking pays? -- Because he thinks it advantageous to think?"1e

"The character of the belief in the uniformity of nature can perhaps be seen most clearly in the case in which we fear what we expect. Nothing could induce me to put my hand into a flame -- although after all it is only in the past that I have burnt myself.
The belief that fire will burn me is of the same kind as the fear that it will burn me.
I shall get burnt if I put my hand in the fire: that is
certainty. . .
"1f*


  

Ludwig Wittgenstein. Philosophical Investigations. The German text, with a revised English translation. 3rd ed. Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 1953, 1958, 2001.
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Tractatus Logico Philosophicus.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Tractatus Logico Philosophicus. With an Introduction by Bertrand Russell. Translated by David Francis Pears and Brian McGuinness. Routledge, 2001.
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Zettel.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Zettel. Edited by G.E.M. Anscombe and G.H. von Wright. Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe. University of California Press, 1976.
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On Certainty.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. On Certainty. Edited by G. E. M. Anscombe and G. H. von Wright. Perennial, 1972.
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Culture and Value.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Culture and Value. Translated by Peter Winch. University of Chicago Press, 1984.
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Philosophical Remarks.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Philosophical Remarks. Edited by Rush Rhees. Translated by Raymond Hargreaves and Roger White. University of Chicago Press, 1980.
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The Blue and Brown Books: Preliminary Studies for the 'Philosophical Investigations'.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. The Blue and Brown Books: Preliminary Studies for the 'Philosophical Investigations.' Perennial, 1942.
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Philosophical Occasions, 1912-1951.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Philosophical Occasions, 1912-1951. Edited by James Carl Klagge and Alfred Nordmann. Hacket Pub. Co., 1993.
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Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1939.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1939. From the Notes of R. G. Bosanquet, Norman Malcolm, Rush Rhees, and Yorick Smythies. Edited by Cora Diamond. University of Chicago Press, 1989.
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Wittgenstein Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology, and Religious Belief.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Wittgenstein Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology, and Religious Belief. Edited by Cyril Barrett. University of California Press, 1967.
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Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology, Volumes 1 and 2.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology, Volume 1. Edited by G. E. M. Anscombe and G. H. von Wright. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe. University of Chicago Press, 1988.
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Ludwig Wittgenstein. Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology, Volume 2. Edited by G. H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman. Translated by C. J. Luckhardt. University of Chicago Press, 1988.
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Remarks on Colour.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Remarks on Colour. University of California Press, 1978.
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Philosophical Grammar.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Philosophical Grammar. University of California Press, 1978.
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Notebooks, 1914-1916.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Notebooks, 1914-1916. Edited by G. H. von Wright and G. E. M. Anscombe. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe. University of Chicago Press, 1984.
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Ludwig Wittgenstein: Correspondence With Russell, Keynes, Moore, Ramsey and Sraffa.
 


Ludwig Wittgenstein. Ludwig Wittgenstein: Correspondence With Russell, Keynes, Moore, Ramsey and Sraffa. Edited by Brian McGuinness and Georg Henrik Von Wright. Blackwell Publishers, 1997.
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* Italics in the original.

1 Ludwig Wittgenstein. Philosophical Investigations. The German text, with a revised English translation. 3rd ed. Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 1953, 1958, 2001.
a Remarks 95 and 97, at 38.
b Remarks 126 and 129, at 43.
c 
Remark 219, at 72.
d
 Remark 249, at 76.
e 
Remark 467, at 114.
f
 
Remarks 472-474, at 114.

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