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Ludwig Wittgenstein

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. He was professor in philosophy at the University of Cambridge from 1939 until 1947. In his lifetime, he published just one book review, one article, a children's dictionary, and the 75-page Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921). In 1999, his posthumously published Philosophical Investigations (1953) was ranked as the most important book of 20th-century philosophy by the Baruch Poll, standing out as "...the one crossover masterpiece in twentieth-century philosophy, appealing across diverse specializations and philosophical orientations". Philosopher Bertrand Russell described him as "the most perfect example I have ever known of genius as traditionally conceived, passionate, profound, intense, and dominating".

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... Part of a series on Ludwig Wittgenstein Early philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein Picture theory of language Truth tables · Truth conditions Truth functions · State of affairs Logical necessity Later philosophy of ... the Vienna Circle (especially Rudolf Carnap), the young Wittgenstein, and W.V ... Wittgenstein's view in the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus more or less agreed with Russell's that language ought to be reformulated so as to be unambiguous, so as to accurately represent the world, so that we could ...
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... Findlay was first a follower, and then an outspoken critic, of Ludwig Wittgenstein ... of meaning, arguing against the idea of Use, prominent in Wittgenstein's later period and in his followers, that it is insufficient for an analysis of meaning without ... Findlay credits Wittgenstein with great formal, aesthetic and literary appeal, and of directing well-deserved attention to Semantics and its difficulties ...
Haus Wittgenstein
... Haus Wittgenstein, also known as the Stonborough House and the Wittgenstein House) is a house in the modernist style designed and built on the Kundmanngasse, Vienna ... In November 1925, Wittgenstein's sister Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein commissioned Engelmann to design and build a large townhouse ... The architect was Paul Engelmann, someone Wittgenstein had come to know while training to be an Artillery Officer in Olmutz ...
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... In 1993 Wittgenstein was the subject of the film Wittgenstein by the English director Derek Jarman ... The adult Wittgenstein is played by the Welsh actor Karl Johnson ... For Wittgenstein's philosophy as therapy, see Peterman, James F ...

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