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"An inner process stands in need of outward criteria." -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (; 26 April 1889 — 29 April 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who held the professorship of philosophy at the University of Cambridge from 1939 until 1947.

Described by Bertrand Russell as "a perfect example of genius ... passionate, profound, intense, and dominating," Wittgenstein inspired two of the century's principal philosophical movements, logical positivism and ordinary language philosophy, though in his lifetime he published just one book review, one article, a children's dictionary, and the 75-page Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921): 25,000 words of philosophical writing published when he was alive, and three million left behind. Professional philosophers have ranked his posthumously published Philosophical Investigations (1953) as the most important book of 20th-century philosophy.

Born into one of Austria-Hungary's wealthiest families in Vienna at the turn of the century...a city and time that also produced Sigmund Freud, Karl Kraus, Erwin Schrödinger, Karl Popper, Theodor Herzl, and Adolf Hitler...he gave away his massive inheritance, and took jobs as a teacher and gardener, at one point forced to sell his furniture to cover expenses. He was gay, long before it was accepted, as was at least one of his brothers, three of whom committed suicide, with Wittgenstein and the remaining brother contemplating it too. Those who knew him described him as tortured and domineering: Richard Rorty writes that he took out his intense self-loathing on everyone he met. He grew angry when any of his students wanted to pursue philosophy, and famously embraced the wife of philosopher G.E. Moore when he learned she was working in a jam factory...doing something useful, in Wittgenstein's eyes.

His work is usually divided between his early period, exemplified by the Tractatus, and his later period, articulated in the Investigations. The early Wittgenstein was concerned with the relationship between propositions and the world, and saw the aim of philosophy as correcting misconceptions about language through logical abstraction. The later Wittgenstein rejected many of the conclusions of the Tractatus, and provided a detailed account of the many possible uses of ordinary language, calling language a series of interchangeable language-games in which the meaning of words is derived from their public use. Despite these differences, similarities between the early and later periods include a conception of philosophy as a kind of therapy, a concern for ethical and religious issues, and a literary style often described as poetic. Terry Eagleton called him the philosopher of poets and composers, playwrights and novelists.

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1903–1906: Realschule in Linz   more

1906–1913: University   more

1913–1920: World War I and the Tractatus   more

1920–1928: Teaching, the Tractatus, Haus Wittgenstein   more

1929–1941: Fellowship at Cambridge   more

1947–1951: Final Years   more

1953: Publication of the Philosophical Investigations   more

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Total Books: 255
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
2017 - Tractatus Logico Philosophicus (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781542650014
ISBN-10: 1542650011
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences

Tractatus LogicoPhilosophicus
2017 - Tractatus Logicophilosophicus (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781781397763
ISBN-10: 1781397767
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences

The Mythology in Our Language Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
Big Typescript Ts 213 German English Scholars' Edition
2012 - Big Typescript Ts 213 German English Scholars' Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781118346334
ISBN-10: 1118346335
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences

Ludwig Wittgenstein Tractatus LogicoPhilosophicus
2010 - Ludwig Wittgenstein Tractatus Logicophilosophicus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781451580303
ISBN-10: 1451580304
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Lettres Rencontres Souvenirs
2010 - Lettres Rencontres Souvenirs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782841621835
ISBN-10: 2841621839

Bemerkungen Uber Frazers Golden Bough/Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
2010 - Bemerkungen Uber Frazers Golden Bough/remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough [English and German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780955999659
ISBN-10: 0955999650
Genre: Nonfiction

Philosophical Investigations
2009 - Philosophical Investigations (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405159289
ISBN-10: 1405159286
Genre: Nonfiction

Major Works Selected Philosophical Writings
2009 - Major Works Selected Philosophical Writings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061550249
ISBN-10: 0061550248
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Los cuadernos azul y marron/ The Blue and Brown Notebooks
2009 - Los Cuadernos Azul Y Marron/ the Blue and Brown Notebooks [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788430948444
ISBN-10: 8430948449
Genre: Nonfiction

2008 - Fiches [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070758531
ISBN-10: 2070758532

Observaciones a La Rama Dorada de Frazer/ A Study The Golden Bough of Frazer
2008 - Observaciones a La Rama Dorada De Frazer/ a Study the Golden Bough of Frazer [Filosofia-Cuadernos De Filosofia Y Ensayo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788430947096
ISBN-10: 8430947094
Genre: Nonfiction

Diarios secretos/ Secret Diaries
2008 - Diarios Secretos/ Secret Diaries [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420687612
ISBN-10: 8420687618
Genre: Nonfiction

Sobre La Certeza
2008 - Sobre La Certeza [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788474322958
ISBN-10: 8474322952
Genre: Nonfiction

Reasonable Logic
2008 - Reasonable Logic (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565430860
ISBN-10: 1565430867

ultimos escritos sobre filosofia de la psicologia/ Last Writings of the Philosophy of Psychology
2008 - Ultimos Escritos Sobre Filosofia De La Psicologia/ Last Writings of the Philosophy of Psychology [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788430945740
ISBN-10: 8430945741
Genre: Nonfiction

Tractatus LogicoPhilosophicus  Ludwig Wittgenstein
2007 - Tractatus Logicophilosophicus Ludwig Wittgenstein (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781604244663
ISBN-10: 1604244666
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Observaciones sobre los fundamentos de la matematica/ Observations of the Fundamentals of Mathematics
2007 - Observaciones Sobre Los Fundamentos De La Matematica/ Observations of the Fundamentals of Mathematics [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420624969
ISBN-10: 8420624969
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Diarios secretos / Secrets Journals
2007 - Diarios Secretos / Secrets Journals [El Libro Universitario. Ensayo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420629193
ISBN-10: 8420629197
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

Lecciones sobre filosofia de la psicologia  19461947 / Philosophy of Psychology Lectures  19461947 Apuntes De Pt Geach Kj Shah Y Ac Kackson
Ocasiones filosoficas 19121951/ Philosophical Occasions 19121951
2007 - Ocasiones Filosoficas 19121951/ Philosophical Occasions 19121951 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437615431
ISBN-10: 8437615437
Genre: Nonfiction

2007 - Zettel (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - De La Certitude [French Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Ultimos Escritos Sobre Filosofia De La Psicologia [Clasicos - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Observaciones a La Rama Dorada De Frazer [Filosofia - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Los Cuadernos Azul Y Marron [Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Wiener Ausgabe Band 3 Bemerkungen Philosophische Bemerkungen [Ludwig Wittgenstein, Wiener Ausgabe - German Edition] (Hardcover)
2003 - Wiener Ausgabe Band 5 Philosophische Grammatik [Ludwig Wittgenstein, Wiener Ausgabe - German Edition] (Hardcover)
2001 - Wittgenstein's Lectures Cambridge 19321935 [Great Books in Philosophy] (Paperback)
2000 - The Big Typescript [Ludwig Wittgenstein, Wiener Ausgabe, Vol. 2] (Hardcover)
2000 - Wiener Ausgabe Band 4 Bemerkungen Zur Philosophie Bemerkungen Zur Philosophischen Grammatik [Wiener Ausgabe , Vol 4 - German and English Edition - Pt. 4] (Hardcover)
1999 - Werkausgabe [Enthält die Band- Nr. STW 501-508] (Paperback)
1989 - Conferencia Sobre Etica [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1988 - Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology Volume 1 [Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology] (Paperback)
1982 - Lectures Cambridge 193235 [Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries] (Paperback)
1968 - Letters From Ludwig Wittgenstein with a Memoir [English and German Edition] (Hardcover)
Freud [Selections of Critical Essays - Modern Judgements] (Hardcover)
Zettel Parallel Text [SET BOOKS / OPEN UNIVERSITY] (Paperback)
Worterbuch Fur Volksschulen [Schriften der Osterreichischen Wittgensteingesellschaft - German Edition] (Paperback)
Vermischte Bemerkungen E Ausw Aus D Nachlass [Bibliothek Suhrkamp ; Bd. 535 - German Edition] (Paperback)
Vortrag Uber Ethik Und Andere Kleine Schriften [Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft - German Edition] (Other)
Ultimas Conversaciones [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
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