“Well-written, clear, and informed, they have a breezy wit about them. I find them hard to stop reading.” —Richard Bernstein, New York Times
“If we accept Wittgen-stein’s word for it,” Paul Strathern writes, “he is the last philosopher. In his view, philosophy in the traditional sense was finished.”
In Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Wittgenstein’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Wittgenstein’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Wittgenstein within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.