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How well do you know Ludwig Wittgenstein? [quiz]

This June, we’re featuring Ludwig Wittgenstein as our philosopher of the month. Born into a wealthy industrial family in Austria, Wittgenstein is regarded by many as the greatest philosopher of the 20th century for his work around the philosophy of language and logic. Take our quiz to see how well you know the life and studies of Wittgenstein.

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Recent Comments

  1. Michael Kremer

    The correct answer to the first question is surely “none of the above.”

  2. Thomas Young

    This is a TERRIBLE quiz. The first question is entirely misleading. Has the compiler not heard of Witt’s Lectures on Religious Belief (Vorlesungen über den religiösen Glauben)? Witt has had an enormous effect on the philosophy of religion and there is a huge secondary literature related to discussions of his ideas on religious belief.

  3. Thomas Young

    Wittgenstein’s contribution to the philosophy of religion is largely contained not in his personally published works but his personal lectures on religion. His interpretation of religion has been understood as a form of “fideism.” His arguments against the possibility of a private language have also been used to argue against the epistemological position of “privileged access” in personal mystical experience.

  4. OUPblog Editor

    Many thanks for your comments on this quiz and we’re happy to see a lively discussion on Wittgenstein. The first question was originally written in reference to Wittgenstein’s published works, as distinct from his life works. However, due to the confusion this has caused, we have updated this question to avoid further confusion.

  5. J Jones

    Seemed OK to me. Straightforward.

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