Although Ludwig Wittgenstein's famously original and difficult philosophical work never translated into distinct school of thought, it did inspire two of the most influential movemements in 20th century philosophy - logical positivism and ordinary language philosophy. Wittgenstein's influence remains prominent throughout analytic philosophy, emerging in the works of thinkers as diverse as Michael Dummett, Daniel Dennett, John Searle, Donald Davidson, Saul Kripke, and John McDowell.

The Early Wittgenstein edit

Logical Atomism edit

Logik edit

The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus edit

Influence on Logical Positivism edit

The New Reading edit

The Later Wittgenstein edit

Meaning as Use edit

= Dummett on Harmony edit

Chomsky and Generative Linguistics edit

Inferential Role Semantics edit

Fodor's Critique edit

Language Games edit

The Private Language Argument edit

Kripke on Rules and Private Language edit

Inverted Spectrum Arguments edit

Influence on Ordinary Language Philosophy edit

On Certainty and Epistemology edit

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics edit

Wittgenstein & Godel edit

Meta-analyses of Wittgensteinian Philosophy edit

Truth-Conditions vs. Assertion-Conditions edit

The New Reading edit