Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paul Strathern

Narrated By: Robert Whitfield

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2005

Duration: 1 hours 17 minutes

Summary:

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." Ludwig Wittgenstein was a superb logician who distrusted language and sought to solve the problems of philosophy by reducing them to logic. All else-metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, finally even philosophy itself-was excluded. They were all wrong, he argued. "What we cannot speak about," he declared, "we must pass over in silence.

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  • Gary Jacobs

    who needs an enemy? I got the feeling the writer did not like W. very much, to say the least. Still and all, it was funny in parts, intentionally so. I don't know how much a novice to the subject will come away with in this dismissive account of one of the most influential philosophers, oh, ever. Worth listening to, but don't let this be your only exposure to Wittgenstein.

  • TK

    Too much bio, not enough about the philosophy. True of all 3 [Philosopher] in 90 Minutes books I tried. Guess I was expecting too much.