I've heard of Wittgenstein being typed as LII. At first glance, I would agree with this. However, after doing some research, I'm starting to wonder if he's ILI. I read his biography on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wittgenstein). Nothing really stood out as him being more ILI than LII (or vice versa) until I read this quote from Carnap:
"His point of view and his attitude toward people and problems, even theoretical problems, were much more similar to those of a creative artist than to those of a scientist; one might almost say, similar to those of a religious prophet or a seer… When finally, sometimes after a prolonged arduous effort, his answers came forth, his statement stood before us like a newly created piece of art or a divine revelation…the impression he made on us was as if insight came to him as through divine inspiration, so that we could not help feeling that any sober rational comment of analysis of it would be a profanation."
What do you think?
"Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present."
“The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have known since long.”
“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”
“Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.”
“I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.”
"The human body is the best picture of the human soul."
“The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.”
"One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is."
“Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
"Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open."
“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.”
“It is a dogma of the Roman Church that the existence of God can be proved by natural reason. Now this dogma would make it impossible for me to be a Roman Catholic. If I thought of God as another being like myself, outside myself, only infinitely more powerful, then I would regard it as my duty to defy him.”
"It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise."