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Portraits of Wittgenstein

F.A. Flowers III and Ian Ground

ISBN 10: 1474260195 / ISBN 13: 9781474260190
Published by Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
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Title: Portraits of Wittgenstein

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 2.

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Portraits of Wittgenstein is a major collection of memoirs and reflections on one of the most influential and yet elusive personalities in the history of modern philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein. Featuring a wealth of illuminating and profound insights into Wittgenstein's extraordinary life, this unique collection reveals Wittgenstein's character and power of personality more vividly and comprehensively than ever before.

With portraits from more than seventy-five figures, Portraits of Wittgenstein brings together the personal recollections of philosophers, students, friends and acquaintances, including Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, F. R. Leavis, A. J. Ayer, Karl Popper, Friedrich von Hayek, G. H. von Wright, Rush Rhees, Freeman Dyson, G. E. M. Anscombe, Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley and Mary Warnock. These authors testify to the life-long influence Wittgenstein had on the lives of those he met. Their fascinating memoirs, reflections and commentaries, often at odds with each other, reveal Wittgenstein's kindness, and how much genuine friendship meant to him, as well as his suffering and despair. They show too how the philosopher's ruthless honesty and uncompromising integrity often resulted in stern advice and harsh rebukes to friends and foes alike.

Now revised and updated, Portraits of Wittgenstein includes new selections, revised contributions, photographs, maps and introductory overviews that provide historical context to Wittgenstein's relationships with his intellectual and social circle. This collection of valuable and hard-to-find material is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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F. A. Flowers III is a retired appellate lawyer. In addition to being the author of several legal publications, he is the Editor of the First Edition of this work, as well as the Editor of Leo Tolstoy's The Gospel in Brief (1997).

Ian Ground is Teaching Fellow in the Department of Fine Art, Newcastle University and Secretary of the British Wittgenstein Society. He has published on topics in the philosophy of Wittgenstein, aesthetics and philosophical issues concerning the understanding of animal minds.

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