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Single Idea 6849

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / C. Sources of Mathematics / 6. Logicism / d. Logicism critique]

Full Idea

Wittgenstein didn't just have an arguments against logicism; he hated logicism, and described is as a cancerous growth.

Gist of Idea

Wittgenstein hated logicism, and described it as a cancerous growth


report of Ludwig Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus [1921]) by Ray Monk - Interview with Baggini and Stangroom p.12

Book Reference

Baggini,J/Stangroom,J: 'New British Philosophy' [Routledge 2002], p.12

A Reaction

This appears to have been part of an inexplicable personal antipathy towards Russell. Wittgenstein appears to have developed a dislike of all reductionist ideas in philosophy.