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Rilke and Wittgenstein on Philosophy
This paper considers the pespectives of Rilke and Wittgenstein on philosophy.
# 121199 | 750 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (General)

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This paper provides an explanation of the meaning of a quote on philosophy by Rilke. This meaning is compared to a quote by Wittgenstein in order to show that both philosophers believe that philosophy is more about a journey than a destination.

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"Rilke proposes the idea; "Try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language." The meaning of this quote to me is that some of the fundamental questions asked by philosophers may never be known. Because of the difficulty inherent in using words or language to provide answers to such questions, human beings are limited in discovering absolute answers. However, Rilke proposes that discovering the answers we can know will come from viewing the adventure to unlock the answers or..."

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