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Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius
This is Ray Monk's biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the most famous philosophers of the 20th Century. Wittgenstein was born in 1889 to one of the wealthiest families in Vienna, Austria, but from an early age felt drawn into pondering philosophical questions like, for instance, "Why should one tell the truth if it's to one's advantage to tell a lie?" Though drawn to philosophy, he first obtained a degree in aeronautics at the Technical University ...