It is very possible that almost none of those who read this article has known Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein. I myself had not heard him mention until a fortnight ago when a cult and very good friend, Rafael Francesconi, I quoted a phrase yours while we almorzabamos: as you said Wittgenstein, said Rafael, men say that animals do not think because they do not speak, but animal fibres, simply do not speak! There I was interested in that character which, inexplicably, had never been reported. I looked, no luck, his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus in one to another library. Then he found on the internet, his biography, along with other written about his ideas and read them with anxiety. In fact, Wittgenstein deserves the seat of one of the most influential in this century thoughts. He was born in 1889 in a family very cultured and rich Vienna. Child, endowed with genius and musical sensibility, he dreamed of becoming a conductor, but he never tried to. His life takes place in that period convulsed from 1889 to 1951 in which the great European empires collapsed, subvirtio social order with the Russian Revolution, shook the Western world with the recession of 29 and humanity suffered nazi-fascist reaction.
This man lived two world wars, the implantation of American political power and sharp changes in customs, morality, art, politics and technology. After going to school in Linz and Berlin enrolled at Manchester as a student of engineering aeronautics, unless that was his true vocation. Why, shortly after she decides to go to Trinity College of Cambridge to study philosophy, following this time Yes, his true passion. Bertrand Russell, who was his tutor at Cambridge tells this anecdote of his disciple: at the end of his first term of study at Cambridge, approached me and asked me would you kindly tell me if I am a complete idiot or not?