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Monk, Ray

Overview
Works: 70 works in 386 publications in 13 languages and 8,338 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Introductions  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, pre
Classifications: B1649.R94, 192
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ray Monk
Ludwig Wittgenstein : the duty of genius by Ray Monk( Book )

102 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Wittgenstein is perhaps the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century, and certainly one of the most original in the entire Western tradition. Given the inaccessibility of his work, it is remarkable that he has inspired poems, paintings, films, musical compositions, titles of books -- and even novels. In his splendid biography, Ray Monk has made this very compelling human being come alive in a way that perfectly explains the fascination he has evoked. Wittgenstein's life was one of great moral and spiritual depth. Although his work addresses problems of logic, language, mind, and knowledge, he often described it as having an ethical point, and once said that he "could not help seeing every problem from a religious point of view." In successfully bridging the gap assumed by many to exist between Wittgenstein's life and his work, Monk's biography helps to explain the interest in Wittgenstein's later philosophy on the part of Buddhist scholars
Robert Oppenheimer : a life inside the center by Ray Monk( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revered biographer Ray Monk solves the enigma of Robert Oppenheimer's life and personality and brilliantly illuminates his contribution to the revolution in twentieth-century physics. In Robert Oppenheimer, Ray Monk delves into the rich and complex intellectual life of America's most fascinating and elusive scientist, the father of the atomic bomb. As a young professor at Berkeley, the wealthy, cultured Oppenheimer finally came into his own as a physicist and also began a period of support for Communist activities. At the high point of his life, he was chosen to lead the Manhattan Project and develop the deadliest weapon on earth: the atomic bomb. Upon its creation, Oppenheimer feared he had brought mankind to the precipice of self-annihilation and refused to help create the far more powerful hydrogen bomb, bringing the wrath of McCarthyite suspicion upon him. In the course of famously dramatic public hearings, he was stripped of his security clearance. Drawing on original research and interviews, Monk traces the wide range of influences on Oppenheimer's development--his Jewishness, his social isolation at Harvard, his love of Sanskrit, his radical politics. This definitive portrait finally solves the enigma of the extraordinary, charming, tortured man whose beautiful mind fundamentally reshaped the world."--
Bertrand Russell : the spirit of solitude, 1872-1921 by Ray Monk( Book )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interest in philosophy was only one aspect of his prodigious appetite for ideas. His anti-war pamphlets and protests got him expelled from the university and imprisoned - not for the last time. Russell's personal life was marked by the same promiscuous drive as his public one. The author of Marriage and Morals - a book that received special citation in the award of Russell's 1950 Nobel Prize for Literature - boldly applied his free-thinking principles in his own most
Bertrand Russell : the ghost of madness, 1921-1970 by Ray Monk( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second half of his life, Bertrand Russell transformed himself from a major philosopher, whose work was intelligible to a small elite, into a political activist and popular writer, known to millions throughout the world. Yet his life is the tragic story of a man who believed in a modern, rational approach to life and who, though his ideas guided popular opinion throughout the twentieth century, lost everything. Russell's views on marriage, religion, education, and politics attracted legions of devoted followers and, at the same time, provoked harsh attacks from every direction. On the one hand, he was stripped of his post at New York's City College because he was thought to be a bad influence on his students, and on the other, he was awarded the Order of Merit, the Nobel Prize in literature, and a lifetime Fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge. He lived to be ninety-seven, and as he became older he became increasingly controversial. Monk quotes Russell's telegrams to Kennedy and Khrushchev during the Cuban missile crisis, an influence that Russell and his followers believed tipped the balance toward peace. Russell devoted his last years to a campaign organized by his secretary to lend support to Che Guevara's call for a globally coordinated revolutionary struggle against "U.S. imperialism." Until now, this last campaign has been misunderstood as a -- perhaps misguided, but nevertheless innocent -- plea for world peace. Monk reveals it was no such thing. Drawing on thousands of documents collected at the Russell archives in Canada, Monk steers through the turbulence of Russell's public activities, scrutinizing his sometimes paradoxical and often outrageous pronouncements. Monk's focus, however, is on the tragedy of Russell's personal life, and in revealing this inner drama Monk has relied heavily on the cooperation of Russell's surviving relatives and access to previously unexamined legal and private correspondence. A central player in Russell's life was his first son, John. Russell applied the methods of the new science of child psychology in his parenting, believing that a new generation of children could be reared to be "independent, fearless, and free." But instead of being a model of this new generation, John became anxious, withdrawn, and eventually schizophrenic. Nor was John's daughter Lucy (who was Russell's favorite grandchild) to be a model of the new generation gradually she grew so emotionally disturbed that, at the age of twenty-six, she took her own life
Elgar studies by Ray Monk( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Elgar rose from obscurity to become the most popular English composer of his day. Elgar's music is known world-wide and works such as the 'Enigma Variations' and 'The Dream of Gerontius' together with the two symphonies and the two concertos have established him as one of the greatest British composers of all time. The Elgar Society was founded in 1951 to further the cause of Elgar's music and the present volume of essays has been compiled as an expression of gratitude for the work that it has done. These essays reflect the variety and richness of Elgar's music and the debate that this music continues to encourage. The book is not simply for academics however; lovers of music in general will find much to entertain them and it will add greatly to our appreciation of Elgar."--Provided by publisher
Bertrand Russell by Ray Monk( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great philosophers by Ray Monk( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve current philosophers each explore a particular aspect of the ideas of twelve thinkers who have helped shape our thoughts and beliefs, from Socrates to Turing. The book breathes a new life into the eternal questions
How to read Wittgenstein by Ray Monk( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Wittgenstein wrote on the same subjects that dominate the work of other analytic philosophies - the nature of logic, the limits of language, the analysis of meaning - he did so in a peculiarly poetic style that separates his work sharply from that of his peers and makes the question of how to read him particularly pertinent. At the root of Wittgenstein's thought, Ray Monk argues, is a determination to resist the scientism characteristic of our age, a determination to insist on the integrity and the autonomy of nonscientific forms of understanding. The kind of understanding we seek in philosophy, Wittgenstein tried to make clear, is similar to the kind we might seek of a person, a piece of music, or, indeed, of a poem. -- from back cover
Edward Elgar : music and literature( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertrand Russell and the origins of analytical philosophy( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the centre : the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Ray Monk( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert J. Oppenheimer is among the most contentious and important figures of the twentieth century. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis to develop the first atomic bomb - a breakthrough which was to have eternal ramifications for mankind, and made Oppenheimer the 'father of the Bomb'
Robert Oppenheimer : [a life inside the center] by Ray Monk( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on original research and interviews, Ray Monk traces the wide range of influences on Oppenheimer's development, his Jewishness, his social isolation at Harvard, his love of Sanskrit, and his radical politics. This definitive portrait finally solves the enigma of the extraordinary, charming, tortured man whose mind fundamentally reshaped the world
Biography of Oppenheimer by Ray Monk( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell : mathematics : dreams and nightmares by Ray Monk( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabindranath Tagore, a celebration of his life and work( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Wittgenstein : il dovere del genio by Ray Monk( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Italian and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertrand Russell by Ray Monk( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse wijsgeer (1872-1970)
The great philosophers( )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A word child by Iris Murdoch( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilary Burde, saved by education from a delinquent childhood, cheated out of Oxford by a tragic love triangle, cherishes his obsessive guilt and disappointment in dull civil service job. When the man he has harmed reappears as head of his department, Hilary hopes for forgiveness and a new life
My Father, Bertrand Russell by Katharine Tait( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Robert Oppenheimer : a life inside the center
Alternative Names
Monk, Ray

Monk, Raymond

Monk, Raymond 1957-

Monku, Rei 1957-

Ray Monk Brits filosoof

Ray Monk filósofo británico

Ray Monk filosofo e scrittore britannico

Ray Monk philosophe britannique

מונק, רי

מונק, ריי. מרקוזה־הס, עדי

ריי מונק פילוסוף בריטי

ری مانک فیلسوف بریتانیایی

몽크, 레이

モンク, レイ

雷·蒙克

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Robert Oppenheimer : a life inside the centerBertrand Russell : the spirit of solitude, 1872-1921Bertrand Russell : the ghost of madness, 1921-1970Bertrand RussellThe great philosophersHow to read WittgensteinRussell : mathematics : dreams and nightmaresBertrand Russell