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Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius

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Publisher Comments:

Wittgenstein possessed one of the most acute philosophical minds of the 20th century. In this incisive portrait, Monk offers a unique insight into the life and work of a modern genius who radically redirected philosophical thought in our time.

Synopsis:

"Great philosophical biographies can be counted on one hand. Monk's life of Wittgenstein is such a one."—The Christian Science Monitor.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [587]-646) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. 1889-1919

1. The Laboratory for Self-destruction

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

References

Select Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140159950
Author:
Monk, Ray
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Philosophers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19911131
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
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Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.21x6.08x1.11 in. 1.71 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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