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Witt·gen·stein(vĭt′gən-shtīn′, -stīn), Ludwig 1889-1951.
Austrian philosopher who taught in England and who had a major influence on 20th-century philosophy. His main works, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) and Philosophical Investigations (1953), explore the relation between language and the world.
(Biography) Ludwig Josef Johann (ˈluːtvɪç ˈjoːzɛf joˈhan). 1889–1951, British philosopher, born in Austria. After studying with Bertrand Russell, he wrote the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921), which explores the relationship of language to the world. He was a major influence on logical positivism but later repudiated this, and in Philosophical Investigations (1953) he argues that philosophical problems arise from insufficient attention to the variety of natural language use
Witt•gen•stein(ˈvɪt gənˌʃtaɪn, -ˌstaɪn)
Ludwig (Josef Johann), 1889–1951, Austrian philosopher.