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You can see why the book is fun to read.
This is a well-written book that's engaging and accessible with some humorous spots---a delight to read even if you're a non-philosopher.
I read this book as someone who is only moderately familiar with Wittgenstein and Popper and their contributions to philosophy.
A major conflict in the history of science framed as a historical adventure and just as exciting. All philosophy should be this lucidly written!Published 9 days ago by traveler
The protagonists in this brief book, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, were philosophers who differed substantially in what each thought philosophy was about. Read morePublished 19 days ago by C. Griffith
I bought this book and read it after hearing former President Bill Clinton talk about it, and he was right that it was an excellent, thought-provoking read! Read morePublished 29 days ago by Dave H
Very nice introduction to the philosophical ideas of Wittgenstein and Popper, and also the circumstances surrounding these ideas, all wrapped around one central incident that... Read morePublished 6 months ago by SidB
The selective memories of witnesses shroud the past in conflicting accounts of events. Wittgenstein's Poker is a credible attempt by two competent journalists to reconstruct a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alan Lattanner
The book is best considered as a roving series of biographical and historical sketches with recurrent reference to an odd argument (or non-argument) between the two Austrian... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Johann Cat
The ten- minute argument between Wittgenstein and Popper which is the starting point and raison d'etre for this book is examined in great detail, including through questioning of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shalom Freedman
As far as the book / story goes, I will let you know when I read it. There are 5 ahead of it on my back burner.Published 11 months ago by John Mon
Wittgenstein’s Poker centers around an incident that occurred on October 25, 1946 at a meeting of the Cambridge Moral Science Club, a discussion group for the university’s... Read morePublished 14 months ago by John Martin