Wittgenstein, Ludwig (Josef Johann, 1889-1951)
Austrian-born British philosopher.
Wittgenstein studied mathematics at Cambridge under Bertrand Russell. While serving in the Austrian army during WW I, he argued in Tractatus Logico-philosophicus that any sentence is a representation of a fact and any kind of thought is a sentence.
In 1953 he rejected these ideas forwarded in Tractatus, coming to believe that linguistic meaning relates to the use of expressions.
This involves certain “language games” that inform and are informed by expressions. » Linguistics, Semiology
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