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I recommend the book to anyone interested in contemporary philosophy.
In 1946 two great 20th century philosophers, Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, came together for the first and only time in a loud, aggressive difference of philosophies.
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.
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 25 days ago by John Martin
Wittgenstein's poker is a ripping yarn that begins in the drama of a brief, ten minute encounter battle between two philosophical giants in 1946 Britain: Ludwig Wittgenstein and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by σωφροσύνη
This is one of the best reads of this summer. History intertwined with charm of personalities that will speak through the pages. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Linda Austere
This is a creatively 'designed' book. Basing their focus on an event that happened for 10 minutes, the authors have summarized the origins, the developments and the rise to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by M.U.L.F.O.N.A.L
If there is one thing Wittgenstein's Poker does well, it is show how philosophy is shaped by the personalities, prejudices and backgrounds of the philosophers themselves. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Spencer Case
A socially detailed look at two philosophers who barely knew each other
and rather opposed each other's positions... Read more
The author's use a short but eventful encounter between two philosophers - Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper - to discuss their lives, their philosophical views, their cultural... Read morePublished 16 months ago by bronx book nerd
Wittgenstein's Poker is a clever,amusing,anecdotalist account of Western philosophy in the early part of the 20th century and the divergence of it's two main practitioners. Read morePublished on November 29, 2011 by technoguy
Reads like a gripping novel, but it's all true. I love this book for what I learned about Wittgenstein and Popper.Published on November 25, 2011 by Sheldon Richman