Ludwig and the Rhinoceros

“There’s a rhinoceros in my room!” claims Ludwig.

His father doesn’t think so. There CANNOT be a rhinoceros in Ludwig’s  room, it’s much too small for a rhinoceros. But Ludwig demonstrates to his father an important philosophical tenet—that something can be there even if you can’t see it.

Ludwig Wittgenstein used the example of a rhinoceros to discuss the philosophical problem of proving something negative to be true with his professor Bertrand Russel. It’s the basis for Noemi Schneider’s humorous bedtime story for budding philosophers.

The Berlin artist duo GOLDEN COSMOS have illustrated a picture book for the first time in their characteristic screen-printing style—so far reserved only for their work with international magazines.

Includes an afterword about Ludwig Wittgenstein and the thought problem