'Wittgenstein's Poker': Revisiting an Old Argument

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David Edmonds and John Eidinow have written a 300-page book concerning a heated argument that lasted 10 minutes. At the heart of the story: a heated fireplace implement that was — or was not — raised in anger. The argument was between two Austrian philosophers: Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The two authors tell Robert Siegel that everyone who saw the match-up has a different version of the story.



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