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Ludwig Wittgenstein book
Until he discovered philosophy by happening upon the work of Bertrand Russell while a research student in aeronautics at Manchester, Ludwig seemed the least promising of the Wittgenstein siblings, with more of a technical, practical bent than an artistic or intellectual one. But once taken on as Russell’s student at Cambridge, Wittgenstein’s great talent immediately became apparent, much to the surprise of his sister Hermine, to whom Russell said: “We expect the next big step in philosophy to be taken by your brother” (Monk 1991: 55). ‘ e next big step’ turned out to be, according to the preface of the Tractatus, “the # nal solution of the problems” (Wittgenstein 2002: 4) that had been bedevilling Gottlob Frege and Russell, or so Wittgenstein thought in 1918.