Wittgenstein's Poker by John Eidinow
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Wittgenstein's Poker
By John Eidinow

Wittgenstein's Poker

The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers Main

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Wittgenstein's Poker by John Eidinow

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On 25 October 1946, in a crowded room in Cambridge, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face to face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted only ten minutes, and did not go well. Almost immediately, rumours started to spread around the world that the two philosophers had come to blows, armed with red-hot pokers ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571227358
ISBN-10: 057122735X
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 128mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Bobby Fischer Goes to War by John Eidinow Bobby Fischer Goes to War, Paperback / softback (March 2005)

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"Wittgenstein's Poker" is an engaging mix of philosophy, history, biography, and literary detection. The hardcover edition was a bestseller, named the No. 1 book on the" San Francisco Chronicle" and the "Boston Globe" bestseller lists.

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Author Biography - John Eidinow

David Edmonds is a senior research associate at Oxford's Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and a multi-award winning radio producer for the BBC World Service. He co-founded the popular philosophy podcast Philosophy Bites with Nigel Warburton and has published several titles associated with that podcast, along with his works co-authored with John Eidinow. John Eidinow was a presenter/interviewer for BBC Radio 4 and World Service radio, working in news and current affairs and making documentaries on historical and contemporary issues. He has published three books with his co-author David Edmonds, and one - Another Day, alone. Their co-authored books are the best-selling Wittgenstein's Poker (2001), which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and translated into over thirty languages, Bobby Fischer Goes to War (2004), which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize. Their most recent work is Rousseau's Dog (2006).

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