Welcome to The Ludwig Wittgenstein Project, a multilingual website that aims to make Wittgenstein's works available free of charge and with a free licence.
Wittgenstein's works are in the public domain in those countries where rights expire 70 years or fewer after the death of the author: this includes most of the European Union, Africa, Asia and Oceania, most Latin American Countries and Canada.
The Ludwig Wittgenstein Project provides complete, well-formatted, downloadable, free books: the German or English originals are available as well as translations in multiple languages, some of which were purpose-made by our team.
Skjolden, Norway. Wittgenstein stayed in Skjolden many times between 1913 and 1950. Photo by Nicolás Boullosa, CC BY.
Can you help?
The Wittgenstein Project is a non-for-profit endeavour. We rely on the voluntary work of a group of experts who helped transcribe, format, proofread, translate Wittgenstein's works. We are always looking to involve new people in the project: if you are a translator, a Wittgenstein scholar, a legal expert, or if you would like to help by proofreading the texts, please do not hesitate to contact us! We will be delighted to welcome you on board.
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