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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


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 was…

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