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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.
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(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
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Witt•gen•stein(ˈvɪt gənˌʃtaɪn, -ˌstaɪn)
Ludwig (Josef Johann), 1889–1951, Austrian philosopher.
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