On 25 October 1946, in a crowded room in Cambridge, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face to face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted only ten minutes, and did not go well. Almost immediately, rumours started to spread around the world that the two philosophers had come to blows, armed with red-hot pokers . . .
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBD1 - LibraryThing
A history of the in(famous) poker incident between Wittgenstein and Popper, in which the meeting in question is scrutinized intensely to see if some sort of undisputed version can be arrived at. The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mykl-s - LibraryThing
My first reading of this book left little impression, so much that revisiting it five years later I can hardly recall my earlier thoughts about it. The second reading has been more fruitful. Edmonds ... Read full review
Other editions - View all
Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-minute Argument Between Two Great ...
David Edmonds,John Eidinow
No preview available - 2001