Frank P. Ramsey

Mathematician, Author

1903 – 1930

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Who was Frank P. Ramsey?

Frank Plumpton Ramsey was a precocious British philosopher, mathematician and economist who died at the age of 26. He was a close friend of Ludwig Wittgenstein and was instrumental in translating Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus into English, as well as persuading Wittgenstein to return to philosophy and Cambridge. Like Wittgenstein, he was a member of the Cambridge Apostles, the intellectual secret society, from 1921.

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Born
Feb 22, 1903
Cambridge
Also known as
  • Frank Ramsey
  • Frank Plumpton Ramsey
Siblings
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Winchester College
Died
Jan 19, 1930

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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