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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.
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 29 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 5 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 12 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 12 months ago by UL