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Ludwig Wittgenstein : the duty of genius

Author: Ray Monk
Publisher: New York : Free Press : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Monk, Ray.
Ludwig Wittgenstein.
New York : Free Press : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1990
(OCoLC)756442945
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Monk
ISBN: 0029216702 9780029216705
OCLC Number: 21560991
Awards: Winner of Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 1990.
Description: xviii, 654 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction ----
I. 1889-1919. 1. The Laboratory for Self-destruction ---
2. 2. Manchester ---
3. Russell's Protégé ---
4. Russell's Master ---
5. Norway ---
6. Behind the Lines ---
7. At the Front ----
II. 1919-1928. 8. The Unprintable Truth ---
9. "An Entirely Rural Affair" ---
10. Out of the Wilderness ----
III. 1929-41. 11. The Second Coming ---
12. The "Verificationist Phase" ---
13. The Fog Clears ---
14. A New Beginning ---
15. Francis ---
16. Language-games: The Blue and Brown Books ---
17. Joining the Ranks ---
18. Confessions ---
19. Finis Austriae ---
20. The Reluctant Professor ----
IV. 1941-51. 21. War Work ---
22. Swansea ---
23. The Darkness of This Time ---
24. A Change of Aspect ---
25. Ireland ---
26. A Citizen of No Community ---
27. Storeys End ----
Appendix: Bartley's Wittgenstein and the Coded Remarks.
Responsibility: Ray Monk.

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Here is the first full-scale one-volume life of the century's most influential and intriguing philosopher. Monk is the first biographer to quote extensively from many of Wittgenstein's revealing  Read more...

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