Ludwig Wittgenstein is regarded as the most important philosopher of the 20th century. But why?

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As I write in the Preface to Simply Wittgenstein:
There are three main reasons for the high regard in which Wittgenstein is held:
Firstly, he emphasized the importance of language to philosophy.
Secondly, he maintained that philosophy is not a set of doctrines,
but a method to help avoid confusions of thought. ….
Lastly, he insisted on the importance of context for understanding. …

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