Black, Max

Black, Max,

1909–88, American analytical philosopher, b. Baku, Russia (now Bakı, Azerbaijan), grad. Cambridge, Ph.D. Univ. of London, 1939. He taught at the Univ. of Illinois (1940–46) before going to Cornell (1946). Influenced by Ludwig WittgensteinWittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann
, 1889–1951, Austrian philosopher, b. Vienna. Life

Originally trained as an engineer, Wittgenstein turned to philosophy, went to Cambridge, where he studied (1912–13) with Bertrand Russell, and further developed his
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, he wrote A Companion to Wittgenstein's Tractatus (1964). His concern with clear language was expressed in Language and Philosophy (1949), Models and Metaphors (1962), The Labyrinth of Language (1968), and Margins of Precision: Essays in Logic and Language (1970).
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Black, Max (1976), "Metaphor," Black, Max, Models and Metaphors: Studies in Language and Philosophy.
Popularly known locally as The Man in Black, Max has voluneered to take part in a community radio project, which chronicles the lives of people living in the Camp Hill area of the town from the 1940s onwards.