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Ray Monk: Biographer For a New Age of Anxiety

Ray Monk: Biographer For a New Age of Anxiety

“He was difficult,” philosopher Ray Monk told me, as we sat over coffee at Café Landtmann talking about Ludwig Wittgenstein. “He knew how to please people – he grew up with impeccable manners – but he felt it was incompatible with the kind of person he wanted to be.  So later in life, he was […]

Book Review: Inside the Centre

Book Review: Inside the Centre

Is a man better understood through his work or through his personal relationships? Do we “get” Wittgenstein through his philosophy than through his life? Can we ever understand Shakespeare through his plays alone when we know so little of his life? Does a person’s character shine through in his work more than his letters to […]

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