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“Memorable Philosophy Professors I have Known”

From time to time we’ll be publishing reminiscences about philosophers, selected and compiled by Dana Cook.

Struggling with his thoughts

“I attended Wittgenstein's lectures [at Cambridge University], which were on the philosophical foundations of mathematics, in the Lent term of 1939….

“…his dress was as simple as possible. He always wore light grey flannel trousers, a flannel shirt open at the throat, a woollen lumber jacket or a leather jacket. Out of doors, in wet weather, he wore a tweed cap and a tan raincoat. He nearly always walked with a light cane.