David Pears
David Pears (8 August 1921 – 1 July 2009) was a British philosopher renowned for his work on Ludwig Wittgenstein.An Old Boy of Westminster School, he was in the Royal Artillery during World War II, an...
Language game
A language game (also called secret language or ludling or argot) is a system of manipulating spoken words to render them incomprehensible to the untrained ear. Language games are used primarily by gr...
Stephen Toulmin
Stephen Edelston Toulmin (/ˈtuːlmɪn/; 25 March 1922 – 4 December 2009) was a British philosopher, author, and educator. Influenced by Ludwig Wittgenstein, Toulmin devoted his works to the analysis of ...
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Karl Wittgenstein
Karl Wittgenstein (April 8, 1847 in Gohlis, now part of Leipzig – January 20, 1913 in Vienna) was a steel tycoon. A friend of Andrew Carnegie, with whom he was often compared, at the end of the 19th ...
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David W. Hamlyn
David Walter Hamlyn (1 October 1924 – 15 July 2012) was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London (1964–1988), and editor of Mind (1972–1984). His major interests were in A...
Philippa Foot
Philippa Ruth Foot (/fɪˈlɪpə fʊt/; née Bosanquet; 3 October 1920 – 3 October 2010) was a British philosopher, most notable for her works in ethics. She was one of the founders of conte...
Gilbert Ryle
Gilbert Ryle (19 August 1900 – 6 October 1976) was a British philosopher. He was a representative of the generation of British ordinary language philosophers who shared Wittgenstein's approach to phil...
Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language
Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language by philosopher of language Saul Kripke was first published in 1982. The book contends that the central argument of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Invest...
Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity
Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989), is a book by American philosopher Richard Rorty, based on two sets of lectures he gave at University College, London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge.In co...
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Rush Rhees
Rush Rhees (/riːz/; 19 March 1905 – 22 May 1989) was a philosopher. He is principally known as a student, friend, and literary executor of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. With G. E. M. Anscombe, ...
Peter Winch
Peter Guy Winch (14 January 1926, London – 27 April 1997, Champaign, Illinois) was a British philosopher known for his contributions to the philosophy of social science, Wittgenstein scholarship, ethi...
Margaret MacDonald (philosopher)
Margaret MacDonald (9 April 1907 – 7 January 1956) was a British analytic philosopher.
Margaret MacDonald was awarded a first class degree in philosophy from Birkbeck College, London in 1932, fol...
Oswald Hanfling
Oswald Hanfling (21 December 1927 – 25 October 2005) was a German philosopher who worked until his death at the Open University in the UK.
Oswald Hanfling was born in Berlin in 1927. His par...
Cora Diamond
Cora Diamond (born 1937 in New York City) is an American philosopher who works on Ludwig Wittgenstein, Gottlob Frege, moral philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of language, and philosophy and...
Michael Dummett
Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett, FBA, D.Litt (27 June 1925 – 27 December 2011) was a British philosopher. He was, until 1992, Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford....
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Wittgenstein's Mistress
Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson is a highly stylized, experimental novel in the tradition of Samuel Beckett. The novel is mainly a series of statements made in the first person; the protagon...
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Norman Malcolm
Norman Malcolm (/ˈmælkəm/; 11 June 1911 – 4 August 1990) was an American philosopher.
Malcolm was born in Selden, Kansas. He studied philosophy with O.K. Bouwsma at the University of Nebrask...
Wittgenstein's rod
Wittgenstein's rod is a geometry problem discussed by 20th century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.A ray is drawn with its origin 'A' on a circle, through an external point S and a point B is chosen ...
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Family resemblance
Family resemblance (German: Familienähnlichkeit) is a philosophical idea made popular by Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the best known exposition being given in the posthumously published book Philosop...
Peg O'Connor
Peg O'Connor (born 6 October 1965), is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies as well as Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her present resea...
Gilles-Gaston Granger
Gilles Gaston Granger ([ɡʁɑ̃ʒe]; born January 28, 1920), is a French analytic philosopher, born in Paris.His works discuss the philosophy of logics, mathematics, human and social sciences, Wittgenstei...
Achieving Our Country
Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America is a book by American philosopher Richard Rorty. In this book, Rorty differentiates between what he sees as the two sides of the Lef...
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Gordon Park Baker
Gordon Park Baker (born at Englewood, New Jersey, 20 April 1938; died at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 25 June 2002) was an American-English philosopher. His topics of interest included Ludwig Wittgenstein,...
Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics
Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics (German: Bemerkungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik, 1953) is a book of Ludwig Wittgenstein's notes on the philosophy of mathematics. It has been tra...
Peter Hacker
Peter Michael Stephan Hacker (born 15 July 1939) is a British philosopher.His principal expertise is in the philosophy of mind andphilosophy of language. He is known for his detailedexegesis of the w...
Dewi Zephaniah Phillips
Dewi Zephaniah Phillips (24 November 1934 – 25 July 2006), known as D. Z. Phillips, Dewi Z, or simply DZ, was a leading proponent of Wittgensteinian philosophy of religion. He had an academic career ...
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John McDowell
John Henry McDowell (born 1942) is a South African philosopher, formerly a fellow of University College, Oxford and now University Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Although he has written ex...
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Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (/ˈvɪtɡənˌstaɪn/; [ˈvɪtgənˌʃtaɪn]; 26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the...
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G. E. M. Anscombe
Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe, FBA (/ˈænskoʊm/; 18 March 1919 – 5 January 2001), usually cited as G. E. M. Anscombe, was a British analytic philosopher. She wrote on the philosophy of mind...
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Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer
Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (born 1952 in Meßkirch) is a German philosopher and professor of theoretical philosophy at the university of Leipzig. He was the president of the international Ludwig Wittgen...