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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.
©1988, 1996 A. C. Grayling (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By Pedr on 06-25-14

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.

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Lively narration.

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By Barnaby on 07-10-16

excellent summary

I recommend this book as a good overall assessment and description of W in the context of Modern Criticism for Undergraduate and Graduate History, Theory and Philosophy

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By Trasimacus on 05-14-15

A clear introduction

A clear and great book to introduce Wittgenstein to all the audiences. I had enjoyed it during all the listening.

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By Jim on 06-29-16

Strange Narration Style

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The narration is very robotic with unnatural inflection. The author's name is introduced incorrectly at the start of the recording, which doesn't instil confidence.

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