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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.
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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140159959
  • 9780140159950
  • 428,862

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
Index
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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.
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