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Joseph

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  • Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
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"If we accept Wittgenstein's word for it," Paul Strathern writes, "he is the last philosopher. In his view, philosophy in the traditional sense was finished."

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  • Hatchet Job

  • By Joseph on 05-13-05

Hatchet Job

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-05

If you know nothing about Wittgenstein, this book is not going to be of much help, though it does provide a scanty biographical sketch of the man. The treatment of Wittgenstein's ideas is both superficial and dismissive. It is hard to actually figure out what the purpose of this book is, other than to display the author's petulance. Best intro to this philosopher is Ray Monk's biography.

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