Ludwig wittgenstein the duty of genius 1990 by ray monk is a superb biography that illuminates both the life and the work of a modern genius a critic writing for the christian science monitor states great philosophical biographies can be counted on one hand. He won the mail on sunday john llewellyn rhys prize and the 1991 duff cooper prize for ludwig wittgenstein the duty of genius his interests lie in the philosophy of mathematics the history of analytic philosophy and philosophical aspects of biographical writing. Book review ludwig wittgenstein the duty of genius by ray monk reviewed by dr richard van de lagemaat richardvlinthinkingcouk 1991 the great advantage that any biographer has over his subject is that of hindsight he knows how his subjects story ended and so is able mould it into a meaningful whole. Ludwig wittgenstein possessed one of the most acute philosophical minds of the twentieth century in this incisive portrait ray monk offers a unique insight into the life and work of a modern genius. Ludwig wittgenstein the duty of genius monk ray used good book email to friends share on facebook opens in a new window or tab share on twitter opens in a new window or tab share on pinterest opens in a new window or tab
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