• by A. C. Grayling
  • Narrated by Kyle Munley
  • 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original thinker, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking far outside the bounds of philosophy alone. In this engaging Introduction, A.C. Grayling makes Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general listener by explaining the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought.


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Does a good job as a over view of subject

Grayling provides a brief biography, an analysis of Wittgenstein’s early work, “The Tractatus,” and analysis of his later work mainly the “philosophical Investigations” and lastly a look at Wittgenstein’s influence. As I had little knowledge of Wittgenstein (okay I admit my ignorance) and wanted an overview this book did exactly what I wished for. It provided me a general understanding of what Wittgenstein argued and a brief background of information about him. Wittgenstein’s main concern is with language and how our use of language leads to philosophical problems. If you are like me and wanted a brief overview and understanding this book will do the job. Kyle Munley did a good job narrating the book.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Lively narration

Where does Wittgenstein rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A very good introduction to Wittgenstein that assumes no knowledge of philosophy on the part of the reader. Works well in audio format. I listened to this on a motorcycle trip. OK, it is a philosophy book but I like philosophy.

What about Kyle Munley’s performance did you like?

Lively narration.

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- Pedr "blaines_wrld"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-10-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios