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The extraordinary mind of Frank Ramsey

Although he died at 26, Ramsey was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century

By Alex Dean   June 2020

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Unless you have studied philosophy, maths or economics, it is unlikely you have heard of Frank Ramsey. And if you have, it is probably as a minor character in stories about his celebrated Cambridge philosophical contemporaries Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

That’s a shame. Even as a teenager Ramsey displayed a genius to rival these figures. He…

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