1. Translators' Preface, 2. Introduction by Bertrand Russell, 3. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Preface, 4. Translation, Index
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951) is regarded by many as the most outstanding philosopher of the twentieth century.
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