Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Duty of Genius

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Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140159950
  • 672 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

“Great philosophical biographies can be counted on one hand. Monk’s life of Wittgenstein is such a one.”—The Christian Science Monitor.

Table of Contents

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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