Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir

Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir

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Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir by Norman Malcolm, George H. Von Wright

This moving and authoritative portrait of Ludwig Wittgenstein—one of the most powerful influences on contemporary philosophy—treats Wittgenstein the man, his unusual teaching methods, and his modes of thought and expression as seen through the eyes of Norman Malcolm, first as a student and later as a close personal friend. This new edition contains the complete text of fifty-seven letters written by Wittgenstein to Malcolm over a period of eleven years. Appearing in print for the first time in their entirety, these letters serve to illuminate Wittgenstein as a warm and concerned friend as he gives advice, teases, and offers sympathy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192830425
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/08/1984
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

About the Authors:
Norman Malcolm was formerly Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University.
Georg Henrik von Wright succeeded Wittgenstein as Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge and is one of his literary executors.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition, Norman Malcolm
A Biographical Sketch, G. H. von Wright
A Memoir, Norman Malcolm
Wittgenstein's Letters to Norman Malcolm

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