WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig


WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig
(1889-1951)
   Austrian philosopher whose book Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and later works had a profound effect on Anglo-Saxon PHILOSOPHY in the 1960s. He became professor of philosophy at Cambridge in 1939 and exercised a strong influence over a whole generation of British philosophers. A key slogan in his philosophy is "the MEANING of a word is its use in language" from which his ideas about "language games" and "forms of life" developed. In RELIGIOUS STUDIES his work has had a significant and controversial impact.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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