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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 65
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    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

"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

Terrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-04

Unless you already know Wittgenstein, this title will be of little value. If you have previously encountered Wittgenstein, you will be very irritated by the authors tone--sarcastic--and the marked paucity of any real information. There is little sense of why Wittgenstein is important and none of his central observations and insights which inform much of late 20th Century philosophy, culture and language.

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