An influential 20th-century analytic philosopher who contributed much to the philosophies of language, mathematics, science, and art.
He attended Queens' College at the University of Cambridge. He was granted a fellowship upon graduating in 1930 that enabled him to spend a year studying at Göttingen.
He wrote a book that explored the Principia Mathematica, titled The Nature of Mathematics, in 1933.
He was born in the Russian Empire, but his family relocated to London in 1912. His brother was Sir Misha Black.
He studied at the University of Cambridge while Ludwig Wittgenstein was teaching there.