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date: 24 September 2018

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This article sketches the complex connections between Wittgenstein and North America from their beginnings to the present. The first section deals with the impact of the Tractatus on logical positivism and American post-positivism, and the second section concerns his personal connections with American philosophers. The third section surveys the impact of his later work on post-war philosophical debates in America, and the fourth, American contributions to Wittgenstein studies and exegesis. The article ends with brief reflections on the relationship between Wittgenstein and two prominent American philosophical trends, pragmatism and naturalism.

Keywords: American philosophy, Wittgenstein, American post-positivism, post-war philosophical debates, pragmatism, naturalism

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