Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1889–1951)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Ashford, B. R. 2011. Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1889–1951). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Austrian-born philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein is known as the leading analytic philosopher of the 20th century, but his influence on 20th century Christian theologians is also pervasive. Wittgenstein entered Manchester University where he studied engineering. His work with airplane propellers brought him into contact with mathematical theory, in particular the work of Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell. Wittgenstein was particularly interested in Russell's Principia Mathematica and eventually left Manchester to pursue studies in philosophy under Russell's supervision at Trinity College, Cambridge.
- Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1889–1951);
- Austrian-born philosopher, of 20th century;
- tractatus logico-philosophicus