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Popper… and Wittgenstein

January 31st, 2014  |  by  |  published in biografie, English texts, FILOSOFIE, FOCUS | Comments Off on Popper… and Wittgenstein

Karl Popper

I recently read Wittgenstein’s Poker, a brief enough account of a unique meeting of minds: Karl Popper versus Ludwig Wittgenstein.

David Edmonds & John Eidinow, Wittgenstein’s Poker

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David Edmonds & John Eidinow, Wittgenstein’s Poker

On 25 October 1946, in a Crowded room in Cambridge, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face to face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted only ten minutes, and did not go well. Almost immediately, rumours started to spread around the world that the two philosophers had come to blows, armed with red-hot pokers…

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Filosofische onderzoekingen

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Filosofische onderzoekingen Ludwig Wittgenstein taal: Nederlandsgepubliceerd door: Boomeerste editie: gedrukt: 2006verworven: 2006bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 9085062888verworven via: Peeters Leuven → Ludwig Wittgenstein

Willem Frederik Hermans, Wittgenstein

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Willem Frederik Hermans, Wittgenstein

Sinds zijn studiejaren in de jaren vijftig had WF Hermans een fascinatie voor Ludwig Wittgenstein. In de essays in dit boek schetst hij Wittgensteins levensloop en gaat hij uitvoerig in op diens werk en de invloed daarvan op het westers denken.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Brieven

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Brieven Ludwig Wittgenstein, Joachim Leilich (ed.) taal: Nederlandsgepubliceerd door: Wereldbibliotheekeerste editie: gedrukt: 2000verworven: 2002bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 9028418520verworven via: Marnix Meer Ludwig Wittgenstein.

David Edmonds, Wittgenstein’s Poker

January 1st, 2002  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on David Edmonds, Wittgenstein’s Poker

David Edmonds, Wittgenstein’s Poker

Wittgenstein’s PokerThe story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophers David Edmonds, John Eidinow taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Faber and Fabereerste editie: gedrukt: 2001verworven: 2002bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 057120547Xverworven via: Abebooks

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

January 1st, 2000  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Ludwig Wittgenstein, W.F. Hermans (vert) taal: Nederlandsgepubliceerd door: Atheneumeerste editie: gedrukt: 1998verworven: 2000bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 9025360890verworven via: Forum Dit is een tweetalige uitgave (Duits-Nederlands) van het overbekende werk van Wittgenstein. De vertaling is van de Nederlandse schrijver W.F. Hermans, die zelf ook twee boeken over Wittgenstein schreef.Meer van en over Ludwig Wittgenstein.

John L. Casti, The Cambridge Quintet

January 1st, 2000  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on John L. Casti, The Cambridge Quintet

John L. Casti, The Cambridge Quintet

This is not a novel, but as the subtitle says: “a work of scientific speculation”. In a fictional setting Mr Casti brings together some famous scientists to discuss (in 1949) the possibilities of the computer.
The host of the dinner party is CP Snow, and indeed this is a typical situation for Snow’s main character Lewis Eliot.
Guests at the dinner are Ludwig Wittgenstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Alan Turing and J.B.S.Haldane. And the main topic is the question wether a machine can be built that might be able to think like a human being. In other words, will artificial intelligence ever be possible?
This problem has many facets and Snow moderates the discussion between Turing, the father of the modern computer, Wittgenstein, the famous modern philosopher concerned with logic and language, Schrödinger, specialised in quantum mechanics, and Haldane, an evolutionary biologist.
For those who are interested in human and artificial intelligence, this is a pleasant read.



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