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Ludwig Wittgenstein : The Duty of Genius

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

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140159959
  • 9780140159950
  • 411,329

About Ray Monk

Ray Monk is the author of Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius, for which he was awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He is also the author of Robert Oppenheimer and a two-volume biography of Bertrand Russell. He is a professor of philosophy at the University of Southampton.show more

Table of contents

Ludwig Wittgenstein - Ray Monk 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 Indexshow more

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