'It is a small book [...] but its influence would be hard to overstate'
Ludwig Wittgenstein, photographed in Swansea.
Carl Elliott (The Chronicle of Higher Education) reviews Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir, by Norman Malcolm: 'It is a small book, published over half a century ago, but its influence would be hard to overstate. Not many philosophical books have created as many disciples. If philosophers were evangelists (and some are), Malcolm’s memoir would be the Gospel of John, a strange, beautiful little book that you leave in hotel rooms and hand out door to door. I read it again this week for the first time in many years, and it was still as gripping as I remembered it. What accounts for its lasting appeal?' [Read More]