Philosophy

Which leading 20th-century philosopher took this photo?

The surprising photographic legacy of Ludwig Wittgenstein

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    Wittgenstein Archives

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    The four separate images of Wittgenstein and his sisters

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    This photo, taken by Wittgenstein while he was on vacation in Bordeaux in 1936, shows the philosopher’s friend Gilbert Pattisson posing as a character in a gangster film.

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    This is the last photograph of Wittgenstein taken before he died; it shows the philosopher (left) in Cambridge in 1950.

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    Wittgenstein photographed under his own instruction in Swansea, Wales, 1947

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    A series of seven photos that he took in a photo booth

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    An artwork created by Scottish sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi