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Ludwig Wittgenstein's Lifestyle

Wittgenstein's period as a schoolteacher in Europe

In an extract from Ray Monk's biography, Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius, Frank Ramsey describes Ludwig Wittgenstein's lifestyle in Trattenbach, a remote rural village where the philosopher taught schoolchildren: 'He is very poor, at least he lives very economically. He has one tiny room whitewashed, containing a bed, washstand, small table and one hard chair and that is all there is room for. His evening meal which I shared last night is rather unpleasant course bread, butter and cocoa.'

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