Wittgenstein's Poker

The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers

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On October 25,1946, in a crowded room in Cambridge, England, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face-to-face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted just ten minutes, and did not go well.Their loud and aggressive confrontation became ...Continua
Ha scritto il 29/01/09

The part about the controversy itself is not written well, maybe because the authors are journalists, but there are some interesting details about how Wittgenstein's family in Austria fared under Hitler.

Ha scritto il 29/10/08
A novel about Wittgenstein and Popper
First and foremost, this is not a philosophy book, and if it is, not a good one (If it is, what's the main philosophical theme?) It takes too much to go into Wittgenstein's philosophy in depth, for it's obscure and maybe fragmented at times. He men...Continua
Ha scritto il 23/06/08

besides of the history and many tiny little thing for background. the philosophy part is quite interesting.

Ha scritto il 05/01/08
an easy reading book. in some way it does give u the tension when the two men were in the same room, the main scene obviously. read: if u wanna know more about W and P. don't read: if u wanna learn their works (this is not a philosophy book). ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/09/07
You may not know the theory but it doesn't matter
I can probably never step across the thresold of philosophy, which is always tempting but demands way too much contemplation. Wittgenstein's Poker, as the sub-title suggests, is a tale revolving the blow between two of the most important contemporary...Continua

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