Frank Plumpton Ramsey

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Frank P. Ramsey
Ramsey seated, wearing a suit and looking toward the camera
Ramsey, c. 1921
Born(1903-02-22)22 February 1903
Died19 January 1930(1930-01-19) (aged 26)
EducationTrinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 1923)
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy
InstitutionsKing's College, Cambridge
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Frank Plumpton Ramsey (/ˈræmzi/; 22 February 1903 – 19 January 1930) was a British philosopher, mathematician, and economist. He made major contributions to all three fields before his death at the age of 26. He was a close friend of Ludwig Wittgenstein. He translated Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus into English. He also had great effect in getting Wittgenstein to come back to philosophy and Cambridge.

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  1. Cheryl Misak, Cambridge Pragmatism: From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein, Oxford University Press, 2016, p. 3.