Indeed, Wittgenstein once wrote in almost ecstasy of his method, “I destroy, I destroy, I destroy.”
The professor known as Wittgenstein (and Iyer) obsess about the notion of thought itself on almost every page.
He has written several books, including, most recently, The House of Wittgenstein, Fathers and Sons, and God.
The sections involving Wittgenstein mostly take place in the classroom or on a series of walks he takes with his students.
As main-character material, Wittgenstein likewise was highly problematical.
About eight in the evening Liszt would take himself to the house of the Princess Wittgenstein and sup with her.
Then it was that the Princess Wittgenstein appears on the scene.
In this situation, a flag of truce came, in the name of Wittgenstein and fifty thousand men, to order the French to surrender.
Wittgenstein had been despatched to cut off Macdonald's retreat.
The noise of Wittgenstein's artillery filled it with its echo.