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Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann
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(Apr 26, 1889, Vienna – Apr 29, 1951, Cambridge)

I. Life

Wittgenstein grew up in one of the wealthiest and most cultured families of Austria. After studying engineering in Berlin and Manchester, he studied philosophy with B. Russell and G.E. Moore at Cambridge. His first major work, the Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung, known under the title of its English translation, Tractatus logico-philosophicus (TLP), made him one of the most innovative and influential philosophers of the 20th …

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Kober, Michael, “Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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