|House designed by Wittgenstein|
Since we were talking about the 7th Circuit, it should be noted that the 7th Circuit holds the record for most references to "Ludwig Wittgenstein." Judge Easterbrook has made much use of the philosophical work of Wittgenstein. (see Continental Can Co. v. Chicago Truck Drivers, 916 F.2d 1154 (7th Cir. 1990)) This photo of Chief Judge Easterbrook in front of a print by Joan Miro seems appropriate. Miro said, "The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness." Wittgenstein, likewise, was passionate, yet clinical in his analysis. The purpose of philosophy is to "show the fly the way out of the bottle."
|C.Judge Easterbrook & Joan Miro|