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26.11.12

Ludwig Wittgenstein's Photography

Unseen photographs by the Austrian philosopher
Ludwig Wittgenstein with his three sisters
From Open Culture: 'For the unsentimentally cerebral Wittgenstein, a photograph is not a memorial, but a “probability.” The philosopher’s archive at the University of Cambridge includes the photograph above, a true “probability” in that it does not represent any one person but is a composite image of his face and the faces of his three sisters, made in collaboration with the “founding father of eugenics,” Francis Galton.' [Read More]

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