1889 – Wittgenstein – bio

Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in 1889 in Vienna, Austria and was a philosopher, mathematician and logician. He concentrated in the philosophy of mathematics and
theories about the use of language. In 1922, he published a book-length work called, “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” that explored the relationship between language and reality and was presented as propositions representing logical truths. In 1953, his “Philosophical Investigations” (published posthumously) explored philosophies of semantics, rules of logic, psychology and the philosophy of mind. It is considered to be one of the most influential works in philosophy of the twentieth century.

PRECURSOR:
1815 – Boole
1848 – Frege
1861 – Whitehead
1862 – Hilbert

CONCURRENT:
1872 – Russell
1890 – Bush
1903 – Ramsey
1906 – Godel
1912 – Turing

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