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Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Portrait of Wittgenstein on being awarded a scholarship from Trinity College, Cambridge, 1929
Born
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

(1889-04-26)26 April 1889
Died29 April 1951(1951-04-29) (aged 62)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
NationalityAustrian
Education
Notable work
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Philosophical Investigations
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy
Linguistic turn
Logical atomism
Logical behaviorism[1]
Correspondence theory of truth[2]
InstitutionsTrinity College, Cambridge
ThesisTractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1929)
Doctoral advisorBertrand Russell
Notable studentsG. E. M. Anscombe, Rush Rhees, Casimir Lewy,[9] Reuben Goodstein,[10] Norman Malcolm
Main interests
Logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind, epistemology
Notable ideas