"In this historical narrative of ideas. Duke professor of philosophy Susan Sterrett reveals a story at the beginning of our modern fascination with the nature of language." The philosophy of language and experimental research in aeronautics made great leaps at about the same time in the early twentieth century. Strange as it may sound, this was no coincidence. Sterrett shows what Wittgenstein's glimpse of a solution to the problem of language in 1914 had to do with experimental models - which had been so crucial to the Wright brothers' solving the problem of flight.