This is a remarkable book about a man (perhaps the most important and original philosopher of our age), a society (the corrupt Austro-Hungarian Empire on the eve of dissolution), and a city (Vienna, with its fin-de siècle gaiety and corrosive melancholy). The central figure in this study of a crumbling society that gave birth to the modern world is Wittgenstein, the brilliant and gifted young thinker. With others, including Freud, Viktor Adler, and Arnold Schoenberg, he forged his ideas in a classical revolt against the stuffy, doomed, and moralistic lives of the old regime. As a portrait of Wittgenstein, the book is superbly realized; it is even better as a portrait of the age, with dazzling and unusual parallels to our own confused society. “Allan Janik and Stephen Toulmin have acted on a striking premise: an understanding of prewar Vienna, Wittgenstein's native city, will make it easier to comprehend both his work and our own problems....This is an independent work containing much that is challenging, new, and useful.”―New York Times Book Review.
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Allan Kanik is now at the Research Institute of the Brenner Archives at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Stephen Toulmin teaches philosophy at the University of Southern California.Review:
A brilliantly conceived project admirably brought off. (Peter Caws)
A striking premise...challenging, new, and useful. (The New York Times)
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2760178827
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0001087459
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Brown covers with gilt lettering on spine. Yellow dj with a few chips along the top edge. No evidence of previous owner. 314 pages. Codice libro della libreria mon0000064024
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR007101162
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 97802977653015.0