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Wittgenstein Audiobook

Wittgenstein

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Publisher's Summary

Wittgenstein presents a concise, comprehensive, and systematic treatment of Ludwig Wittgenstein's thought from his early work Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to the posthumous publication of On Certainty, notes written just prior to his death.

  • A substantial scholarly addition to our understanding of one of the most original and influential thinkers of the 20th century, by renowned Wittgenstein scholar Hans Sluga
  • Proposes an original new interpretation of Wittgenstein's work
  • Written to also be accessible to listeners unfamiliar with Wittgenstein's thought
  • Includes discussion of the social and political background and contemporary relevance of Wittgenstein's thoughts

©2011 Hans Sluga (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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    RQ 03-30-16
    RQ 03-30-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Foucalled and Cant?"
    Where does Wittgenstein rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ken Maxon would be better off selling self help books.

    The text is pretty good though because its mostly just quoting Wittgenstein.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cant


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ken Maxon?

    Foucalled


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    both


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jimwiernick 03-22-16
    Jimwiernick 03-22-16
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    "Excellent -Expanded my view"

    Would have given 5 stars-narration was bit bland, good if you are going to sleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kris Bangalore, India 06-02-13
    Kris Bangalore, India 06-02-13
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    "very bad narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is the worst narrator I have come across..Iwouls like to return this audio book.


    What didn’t you like about Ken Maxon’s performance?

    His voice is contorted and very disturbing. It is not smooth...


    Any additional comments?

    I am rating this ONLY based on the Narrator. Not the book (unfortunately). I have therefore given 3stars to "Story" to be fair.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Hibsboy
    4/2/15
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    "Narration is painful."
    What disappointed you about Wittgenstein?

    It is very difficult to concentrate on the argument when the narration is this bad. Thee naray. Torsounds like ay. Com, puter.


    Has Wittgenstein put you off other books in this genre?

    No, but certainly books narrated by Ken Maxon.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator killed the book. Really sounded like a computer-generated voice. And a bad one at that.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Worth a read if you're interested in Wittgenstein or analytic philosophy. Definitely not worth a listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to a sample first!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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