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Wittgenstein

[vit-guh n-shtahyn, -stahyn] /ˈvɪt gənˌʃtaɪn, -ˌstaɪn/
noun
1.
Ludwig (Josef Johann)
[loot-vikh yoh-zef yoh-hahn,, lood-] /ˈlut vɪx ˈyoʊ zɛf ˈyoʊ hɑn,, ˈlud-/ (Show IPA),
1889–1951, Austrian philosopher.
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Wittgensteinian, adjective, noun
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Wittgenstein

/ˈvɪtɡənˌʃtaɪn; -ˌstaɪn/
noun
1.
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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