Ludwig Wittgenstein’s exile in Skjolden

The ‘Anachoretic’ pattern of withdrawal and return as a cultural self-technique «Throughout his life Wittgenstein showed the characteristics of a religious contemplative of the hermit type. Thus he alternated between periods of great prominence in academic life and periods of extreme abnegation and retirement…..”(Orbituary, Times 1951) “My hypothesis is that monkhood, i.e., the archetype of […]