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.
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.
Skjolden, Norway. Wittgenstein stayed in Skjolden many times between 1913 and 1950. Photo by Nicolás Boullosa, CC BY.
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