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The Essential Wittgenstein

The Essential Wittgenstein (Hardback)

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Ludwig Wittgenstein lived a life of tortured genius - spending periods in extreme isolation in a hut in Norway and a cottage on the Atlantic coast of Ireland - but he claimed to have "solved" the problem of philosophy once and for all. Surprisingly, he then went on to create a second philosophy. His compelling character was matched by the pellucid profundity of his philosophical remarks. This series of guides cover the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. The author's concise and comprehensible style highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of this series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism Publisher: Ebury Publishing Publication Date: 08/08/2002 ISBN-13: 9780753506790  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements and Dr Strangelove's Game (both Hamish Hamilton).

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