Ray Monk is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton. He has written books on Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell. His most recent book, on Robert Oppenheimer, was published in May.
 (June 2013)


Looking for Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Swansea, Wales, September 1947

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Ein biographisches Album

edited by Michael Nedo
“Perhaps the best place to begin trying to understand Wittgenstein’s character,” the British philosopher Colin McGinn once remarked, “is with the photographs that exist of his face.” Looking into Wittgenstein’s eyes, McGinn went on, it is hard to meet his gaze for very long: They are imploring eyes yet with …