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Wittgenstein's Poker

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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.
Wittgenstein's Poker
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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 ...
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).
Author
David Edmonds, John Eidinow
Year
2005
ISBN-10
057122735X
ISBN-13
9780571227358
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2005-02-03
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
192
Illustrations
Illustrations,ports
Media
Book
Edition
2nd
Language
English
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Pages
304
Imprint
Faber & Faber
Subtitle
The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers
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