Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius

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Random House, Mar 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages
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'Monk's energetic enterprise is remarkable for the interweaving of the philosophical and the emotional aspects of Wittgenstein's life' Sunday Times

'Ray Monk's reconnection of Wittgenstein's philosophy with his life triumphantly carries out the Wittgensteinian task of "changing the aspect" of Wittgenstein's work, getting us to see it in a new way' Sunday Telegraph

'This biography transforms Wittgenstein into a human being' Independent on Sunday

'It is much to be recommended' Observer

'Monk's biography is deeply intelligent, generous to the ordinary reader... It is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful life' Guardian

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pg 17 'If I must choose the lesser of two evils,' came Kraus's lofty reply, 'I will choose neither.' Politics, he said, 'is what a man does in order to conceal what he is and what he himself does not ... Read full review

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The best biography I read. Also probably the only biography I ever read... I just haven't read many biographies I don't know why that is. I'd like to read more. I picked this up when I started getting ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Ray Monk is also the author of Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude and Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Centre. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton.

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