Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein : The Duty of Genius

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'Monk's energetic enterprise is remarkable for the interweaving of the philosophical and the emotional aspects of Wittgenstein's life' Sunday Times

'Ray Monk's reconnection of Wittgenstein's philosophy with his life triumphantly carries out the Wittgensteinian task of "changing the aspect" of Wittgenstein's work, getting us to see it in a new way' Sunday Telegraph

'This biography transforms Wittgenstein into a human being' Independent on Sunday

'It is much to be recommended' Observer

'Monk's biography is deeply intelligent, generous to the ordinary reader... It is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful life' Guardian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 526g
  • Vintage
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1
  • 0099883708
  • 9780099883708
  • 24,585

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Ray Monk's reconnection of Wittengenstein's philosophy with his life triumphantly carries out the Wittengensteinian task of "changing the aspect" of Wittgenstein's work, getting us to see it in a new way
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Monk's energetic enterprise is remarkable for the interweaving of the philosophical and the emotional aspects of Wittgenstein's life * Sunday Times * Ray Monk's reconnection of Wittengenstein's philosophy with his life triumphantly carries out the Wittengensteinian task of "changing the aspect" of Wittgenstein's work, getting us to see it in a new way * Sunday Telegraph * This biography transforms Wittengenstein into a human being * Independent on Sunday * It is much to be recommended * Observer * Monk's biography is deeply intelligent, generous to the ordinary reader... It is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful life * Guardian *
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About Ray Monk

Ray Monk is also the author of Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude and Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Centre. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton.
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