I’ve always enjoyed reading Ludwig Wittgenstein. I spent several years at school focusing on him and his theories (and how they related to theology) — due mostly to my advisor’s interest in him — and I read and re-read his work periodically. Today I found this entry on a Crooked Timber contributor’s site, and realized it’s been some time since I’ve read anything. Perhaps I’ll dust off Culture and Value over the holidays.

I’ve always admired Wittgenstein as a philosopher, primarily because he always saw philosophy as merely a part of his life and world. Read through the Wikipedia entry, and you’ll see that his list of accomplishments spans many disciplines. And his only work published during his lifetime was written while serving as a soldier during World War I.