Wittgenstein’s Poker by David Edmonds

Wittgenstein’s Poker

David Edmonds and John Eidinow
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  • ISBN
    9780571227358 / 057122735X
  • Title Wittgenstein’s Poker
  • Author David Edmonds and John Eidinow
  • Category History Of Western Philosophy
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2005
  • Pages 304
  • Publisher
    Faber & Faber
  • Imprint Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
  • Edition
    2nd
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 127mm x 198mm x 22mm

Annotation

On 25 October 1946, in a crowded room in Cambridge, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face to face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted only ten minutes, and did not go well. This book winds together philosophy, history and biography into a piece of detective work.

Publisher Description

On 25 October 1946, in a crowded room in Cambridge, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face to face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted only ten minutes, and did not go well. Almost immediately, rumours started to spread around the world that the two philosophers had come to blows, armed with red-hot pokers ...

Author Biography

David Edmonds is a senior research associate at Oxford's Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and a multi-award winning radio producer for the BBC World Service. He co-founded the popular philosophy podcast Philosophy Bites with Nigel Warburton and has published several titles associated with that podcast, along with his works co-authored with John Eidinow. John Eidinow was a presenter/interviewer for BBC Radio 4 and World Service radio, working in news and current affairs and making documentaries on historical and contemporary issues. He has published three books with his co-author David Edmonds, and one - Another Day, alone. Their co-authored books are the best-selling Wittgenstein's Poker (2001), which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and translated into over thirty languages, Bobby Fischer Goes to War (2004), which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize. Their most recent work is Rousseau's Dog (2006).

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