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Wittgenstein

[ vit-guhn-shtahyn, -stahyn ]
/ ˈvɪt gənˌʃtaɪn, -ˌstaɪn /
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Lud·wig (Jo·sef Jo·hann) [loot-vikh -yoh-zef -yoh-hahn, lood-], /ˈlut vɪx ˈyoʊ zɛf ˈyoʊ hɑn, ˈlud-/, 1889–1951, Austrian philosopher.
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Wittgenstein
/ (ˈvɪtɡənˌʃtaɪn, -ˌstaɪn) /

noun
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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