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As much depth and detail one could ever ask for about the personal lives [and the lives of friends/relatives/loved-ones] of Wittgenstein & Popper.
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This is a well-written book about a showdown at Cambridge University in 1946 between philosophers Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the latter brandishing a fireplace poker... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fry Boy
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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 14 months ago by Shalom Freedman