From: "Paul Murphy" <Villanova@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 15:06:20 +0100
I don't know the exact details of this part of Wittgenstein's life, but it
seems to me that in this time, a Gay teacher would have had a short career,
irregardless of evidence. Often people don't need evidence, a good witch
hunt will often suffice, nicht wahr?
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From: "Rene de Bakker" <rene.de.bakker@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: translation
> At 23:07 24-12-02 +0100, Jan wrote:
> >Hi Rene, you wrote:
> >>To get into trouble in a little Austrian village for hitting children,
> one has
> >>to behave very badly.
> >This is probably a hoax too. The real reason Wittgenstein lost his
> >job at the Volksschule of Trattenbach was that the schoolboard
> >(plotting behind his back) didn't appreciate his peculiar energetic
> >and hot-tempered personality and his (for those days very) modern
> >style of teaching. [btw. he was i.a. deeply influenced by the peda-
> >gogical idea(l)s of Tolstoj.] If Wittgenstein had really behaved very
> >badly (e.g. child abuse) he would never have been reappointed in
> >Puchberg nor in Otterthal (which lies in the vicinity of Trattenbach).
> >Althought Wittgenstein later recalls his years as a teacher as some of
> >the most rewarding times of his life, i think he -as a cosmopolitan-
> >never really felt comfortable with nor fitted in the rural mentality of
> >Weihnachtliche Gruesse,
> As to Wittgenstein you're probably right, Jan, and nice of you to defend
> But because he is the only German-speaking philosopher that actually
> Great Brittain and in Monk's biography came closest to a persiflage
> Hollywood German,
> I thought he would be a good candidate to divert attention. When it
> work, there is still
> Schopenhauer or Althusser because of bad behaviour to ladies or wives, and
> Sartre for the same or for his silence about the Gulag.
> Besides, I have already found some interesting material on Prof.
> "regnerisch wohnt der Nieder-Hollaender auf (unter) dieser Erde"
> drs. Rene de Bakker
> Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam
> Afdeling Catalogisering
> tel. 020-5252368
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