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Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann (1889–1951), philosopher

P. M. S. Hacker

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195331356
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36986

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann (1889–1951), philosopher

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Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann (1889–1951), philosopher, was born in Neuwaldeggerstrasse, Neuwaldegg, Vienna, on 26 April 1889, the youngest of eight children of Karl and Leopoldine Wittgenstein. He studied philosophy at Cambridge from 1911 until 1913, and taught there from 1930 onwards, holding a chair in philosophy from 1939 until his premature retirement in 1947. He was the author of two philosophical masterpieces of the twentieth century, the ...

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