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Great Minds – Ludwig Wittgenstein

By Timothy Cocks Great minds 07 Jan 2014

“If someone has a pain in his hand…. one does not comfort the hand, but the sufferer: one looks into his face”

Philosophical Investigations, 1953


  1. davidbutler0noi

    What a mind!

    When a person with back pain is lying on their stomach with their face hidden, it is easy to fall into the trap to think that their back needs comforting with heat, touch, needles, electricity – whatever.
    Wittgenstein’s quote should be in the top 10 quotes for rehab undergraduates.


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