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He has been something of a cult figure but shunned publicity and even built an isolated hut in Norway to live in complete seclusion.
His sexuality was ambiguous but he was probably gay; how actively so is still a matter of controversy. His life seems to have been dominated by an obsession with moral and philosophical perfection, summed up in the subtitle of Ray Monk's excellent biography Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius.
His concern with moral perfection led Wittgenstein at one point to insist on confessing to several people various sins, including that of allowing others to underestimate the extent of his 'Jewishness'. His father Karl Wittgenstein's parents were born Jewish but converted to Protestantism and his mother Leopoldine nee Kalmus was Catholic, but her father was of Jewish descent.
Wittgenstein himself was baptized in a Catholic church and was given a Catholic burial, although between baptism and burial he was neither a practicing nor a believing Catholic.
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The Wittgenstein family was large and wealthy. Karl Wittgenstein was one of the most successful businessmen in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, leading the iron and steel industry there.
The Wittgensteins' home attracted people of culture, especially musicians, including the composer Johannes Brahms, who was a friend of the family.
Music remained important to Wittgenstein throughout his life. So did darker matters. Ludwig was the youngest of eight children, and of his four brothers, three committed suicide. As for his career, Wittgenstein studied mechanical engineering in Berlin and in went to Manchester, England to do research in aeronautics, experimenting with kites.
His interest in engineering led to an interest in mathematics which in turn got him thinking about philosophical questions about the foundations of mathematics.
He visited the mathematician and philosopher Gottlob Fregewho recommended that he study with Bertrand Russell in Cambridge.
At Cambridge Wittgenstein greatly impressed Russell and G.
Mooreand began work on logic. When his father died in Wittgenstein inherited a fortune, which he quickly gave away. When war broke out the next year, he volunteered for the Austrian army. He continued his philosophical work and won several medals for bravery during the war.
The result of his thinking on logic was the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus which was eventually published in English in with Russell's help. This was the only book Wittgenstein published during his lifetime. Having thus, in his opinion, solved all the problems of philosophy, Wittgenstein became an elementary school teacher in rural Austria, where his approach was strict and unpopular, but apparently effective. Curriculum Planning History Temika LaFavor Grand Canyon University EDA Curriculum Development for School Improvement November 13, According to Merriam-Webster, curriculum is the planned interaction of students with instructional content, materials, resources and assessment for evaluating what has been taught.
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His philosophical education was unconventional (going from engineering to working first-hand with one of the greatest philosophers of his day in Bertrand Russell) and he seems never to have felt the need to go back and make a thorough study of the history of philosophy.