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  1. The texts of Heidegger and Foucault are less structured than those of Wittgenstein. In spirit, these two philosophers are closer to art than to science. Wittgenstein is the opposite. Logicians in general rarely became idols of the masses. This is approximately the same situation as with the great mathematicians. They were never heroes of popular culture. Simply put, the” mass man “is closer and more accessible to the adapted” history of sexuality “(Foucault) or “care” (Heidegger) than a Logical and philosophical treatise.

  2. I would not say that Heidegger is a significant figure of mass culture – he led a closed lifestyle, like Wittgenstein. Foucault's great popularity is probably partly due to the fact that he did not avoid being a public intellectual.

    Wittgenstein was very popular in Western popular culture. Biographies, novels and poems have been written about him, films have been made, and Time has included him in its list of the ” 100 most important people of the 20th century.” “he's the only philosopher there. Wittgenstein is also incredibly influential in the academic community, especially in the Anglo-American community. For example, in the end – of-the-century survey of professional philosophers in the United States and Canada about the 5 most significant books of the 20th century, “Philosophical Research” is in first place, and “Treatise” is in fourth place.

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