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Ludwig Wittgenstein: There Where You Are Not
There Where You Are Not illuminates Wittgenstein's life-long search for his vocation, for his place in the world. A biographical collage by Michael Nedo, a photographic sketch by Guy Moreton, and a poetic album by Alec Finlay illustrate Wittgenstein's wanderings from Vienna to Cambridge via Berlin and Manchester, back to Austria, and finally back to Cambridge, as well as h ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Black Dog Publishing
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What a disappointment!! Despite being fairly pretty externally (the cover feels wonderful), this book sure ain't got much for substance. I've been fooled. A fairly superficial biography tracks Wittgenstein's movements from Vienna through England, Ireland, Norway, and the US, but does not really go into his personal life, is skimpy with the anecdotes, there is no critical assessment of his work- less detailed info than one might find on Wikipedia. But there are lots and lots of excerpts from lett ...more
Dec 27, 2008 Mari rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Wittgenstein students and fans
Recommended to Mari by: Mel
As a stand alone guide to Wittgenstein and his work, this book will disappoint. However as a companion to his writings and to more thorough biographies available, it is invaluable. "There Where You Are Not" contains only the briefest biography, but it is filled with pictures, letters, memoirs, arranged in a way that speaks to the philosopher's journey to find a place in the world for himself and for his work. I place this book with Edmond and Eidinow's "Wittgenstein's Poker" and Kerr's "Work on ...more