Ray Monk


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Ray Monk is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton, where he has taught since 1992.

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. He is currently working on a biography of Robert Oppenheimer. (Source: Wikipedia)

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“To do the job which you’ve got really well; so well that you don’t lose your self-respect doing it’:”
Ray Monk, Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius

“Wittgenstein dislikes all ornamentation that is not part of the construction, and never find anything simple enough.”
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“Wittgenstein was very much against women's suffrage for no particular reason except that 'all women he knows are such idiots'.”
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