Ludwig Wittgenstein


Born
in Wien (Vienna), Austria
April 26, 1889

Died
April 29, 1951

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Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.

Described by Bertrand Russell as "the most perfect example I have ever known of genius as traditionally conceived, passionate, profound, intense, and dominating", he helped inspire two of the twentieth century's principal philosophical movements: the Vienna Circle and Oxford ordinary language philosophy. According to an end of the century poll, professional philosophers in Canada and the U.S. rank both his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations among the top five most important books in twentieth-centu
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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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Philosophical Investigations

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On Certainty

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The Blue and Brown Books

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Culture and Value

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Remarks on Colour

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Major Works: Selected Philo...

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Zettel

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Notebooks 1914-1916

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