What Do You Know About Wittgenstein

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Ludwig Wittgenstein Quizzes & Trivia

Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian philosopher who researched and studying mathematics, mind and language. From his works, a lot of developments have been achieved. Find out what you know about Wittgenstein below. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to Wittgenstein, what ought we to do with the essence of language?
    • A. 

      Understand the organization of our language in order to fully express logical concepts.

    • B. 

      Use it to evaluate languages and find the most expressive ideal language as the logical choice.

    • C. 

      Properly use grammar in order to describe a state of affairs

    • D. 

      Compare it to other languages to explore common roots and track human civilization

  • 2. 
    What is Wittgenstein’s solution to the problem of how to limit thought through language?
    • A. 

      To work out what can be said and rule the rest out as nonsense

    • B. 

      To define nonsensical language and thereby validate the rest, putting it within the limits

    • C. 

      To identify what cannot be expressed and to pass over it in silence

    • D. 

      To find what can be expressed most clearly and make that the center point

  • 3. 
    According to the early Wittgenstein, what contains value?  
    • A. 

      Facts

    • B. 

      Ethics

    • C. 

      Everything except facts

    • D. 

      Nothing in the world

  • 4. 
    Unlike many previous philosophers, Wittgenstein was not interested in solving philosophical problems. Instead, he:
    • A. 

      Decided that we just need to “get over them” without putting any thought into them.

    • B. 

      Decided that we have been thinking about all the wrong problems and instead need to focus on the more concrete problems of everyday life.

    • C. 

      Explained how we can successfully put such problems behind us and focus on other things.

    • D. 

      Argued that philosophy itself is the sign of an immature mind.

  • 5. 
    If the Western philosophical tradition is considered to be a quest for objective certainty that guarantees the truth of knowledge, then if Wittgenstein is right:
    • A. 

      We are certain of many more things than most philosophers ever imagined.

    • B. 

      Philosophy will only progress by analyzing and purifying our use of language.

    • C. 

      Philosophical thought is justified.

    • D. 

      Philosophy is over.

  • 6. 
    According to the early Wittgenstein, what is a simple sentence that cannot be broken down further called? 
    • A. 

      Logical relation

    • B. 

      Atomic proposition

    • C. 

      Constituent

    • D. 

      Simple proposition

  • 7. 
    The early Wittgenstein is suspicious of philosophical theories of knowledge, reality, the self and the external world . . .
    • A. 

      Because the language used has no anchor in concrete life

    • B. 

      Because philosophy by nature is not scientific

    • C. 

      It is impossible for someone “in the world” to know “of the world”

    • D. 

      He found no practical use in it

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