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Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy
EditorsK. B. Jensen, R. T. Craig, J. D. Pooley, E. W. Rothenbuhler
Place of PublicationMaiden, MA
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISBN (Electronic) 9781118766804
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-29073-6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016

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NameThe Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication


Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. He is best known for Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Philosophical Investigations, and On Certainty. Wittgenstein's philosophy covers a great range of topics including logic, mathematics, religion, aesthetics, anthropology, psychology, culture, and perception. In his treatment of these, Wittgenstein exposes and redefines our understanding of mind, language, meaning, and action.


Daniele Moyal-Sharrock, ‘Ludwig Wittgenstein’ in Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Robert T. Craig, Jefferson D. Pooley, and Eric W. Rothenbuhler, eds., International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy (Maiden: Wiley, 2016), ISBN: 978-1-118-29073-6, online ISBN: 9781118766804, DOI: 10.1002/9781118766804

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