Ludwig Wittgenstein: the duty of genius

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Free Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 654 pages
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 personal letters and writings. Three 8-page inserts.

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This book is a sober account of a person who had a charismatic pull over many of the people that he influenced. I was interested in reading this biography to see how a philosopher's decisions in life ... Read full review

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I found the going a little too long and just not worth my time, although the book gets high marks from most anybody I know and respect who have actually read it, or said they did. Read full review


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Monk is a lecturer in philosophy at Southampton University and the acclaimed biographer of Russell and Wittgenstein.

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