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Wittgenstein, Ludwig Line breaks: Lud¦wig Witt¦gen|stein
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪtɡənstʌɪn/

Definition of Wittgenstein, Ludwig in English:

(1889–1951), British philosopher, born in Austria; full name Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein. His two major works, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) and Philosophical Investigations (1953), examine language and its relationship to the world.


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Example sentences
  • In a Wittgensteinian view, what Heidegger is trying to do in the 1929 lecture is to say the unsayable by running up against the limits of language.
  • Some Wittgensteinians and interpreters of Wittgenstein seem to support antirealism and nominalism.
  • Such an evaluation need not endorse these judgements; the Wittgensteinian thesis that objectivity is available only where mistakes are possible applies here as elsewhere.
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