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

Contents

The Unprintable Truth
169
An Entirely Rural Affair
192
Out of the Wilderness
234
Copyright

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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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