“A Genius or a Crank?”


Have you ever seen the obituary of Ludwig Wittgenstein written for Mind by Bertrand Russell?

Quite at first I was in doubt as to whether he was a man of genius or a crank…

While I was still doubtful as to his ability, I asked G. E. Moore for his opinion. Moore replied, ” I think very well of him indeed “. When I enquired the reason for his opinion, he said that it was because Wittgenstein was the only man who looked puzzled at his lectures.

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