Monthly Archives: June 2012

Christopher Hitchens

I’m going to continue my sequence of quick exposés on the lives of influential thinkers with Christopher Hitchens.   Hitch, as he liked to be called, was a hugely famous journalist, author, and public intellectual.  He tragically died at age 62 in … Continue reading

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Ludwig Wittgenstein

As part of my project to learn about the lives of the greats, I recently finished reading Ray Monk’s excellent biography of Wittgenstein, entitled Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. First, a quite primer: Wittgenstein helped to usher philosophy into the … Continue reading

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