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The Ludwig Wittgenstein Project

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Welcome to The Ludwig Wittgenstein Project! Our aim is to make available as many of Wittgenstein's works as possible free of charge and with a free licence.

On 1 January 2022, Wittgenstein's works will enter the public domain in those countries where rights expire 70 years after the death of the author: this includes most of the European Union, Africa, Asia and Oceania, most Latin American Countries and Canada.

Starting from that date, The Ludwig Wittgenstein Project will provide complete, well-formatted, downloadable, free books: the German or English originals will be available, as well as translations in multiple languages that 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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