Wittgenstein'S Poker download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Eidinow

Wittgenstein'S Poker download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Eidinow year 2005
  • Book name: Wittgenstein'S Poker
  • Author: John Eidinow
  • Release date: 2005/11/8
  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Teaching Resources and Education
  • ISBN: 9780571227358
  • Rating: 8.11 of 10
  • Votes: 519
  • Review by: Legend Galloway
  • Review rating: 9.22 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/11
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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. But what really happened? Wittgenstein's Poker engagingly winds together philosophy, history and biography into a compelling piece of detective work. It ranges from the place of assimilated Jews in fin-de-siecle Vienna, to what happens to memory under stress, to a vivid portrait of Cambridge and its eccentric set of philosophy dons, including Bertrand Russell (who acted as umpire during the altercation). At the centre of the story stand the philosophers themselves, proud, irascible, larger than life, and spoiling for a fight.'Those ten minutes shook the world of Western philosophy literally to its foundations . . . Edmonds and Eidinow have a very good story to tell, and they tell it wonderfully well.' Irish Times'A meaty, exceedingly well-researched and engaging book. In its dramatic readability Wittgenstein's Poker brings to mind Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman; in the depth and breadth of its scholarship it evokes Carl Schorske's Fin-de-siecle Vienna . . . a marvel of passionate journalism.' San Francisco Chronicle
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H4M16S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy & Theory Of Education, Philosophy Of Language, History Of Western Philosophy, Philosophy: Epistemology & Theory Of Knowledge, Biography: General
  • Available formats: DOC, EPUB, WORD, XPS, RB, TXT, PDB, PDF. Compressed in ACE, ZIP, RAR, EML, TAR.GZ, TAR.7Z
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.11 USD
  • Dimensions: 128x200x17mm
  • Weight: 238g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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