Wittgenstein's Poker Mr. Edmonds discusses his book Wittgenstein’s Poker, published by Ecco Press. The book investigates the story behind the legendary… read more

Wittgenstein's Poker Mr. Edmonds discusses his book Wittgenstein’s Poker, published by Ecco Press. The book investigates the story behind the legendary 10-minute philosophical debate between Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper at a meeting of the Moral Science Club at Kings College, Cambridge in 1946. The meeting, which brought together Wittgenstein, Popper and Bertrand Russell for the first and only time, ended prematurely when Wittgenstein allegedly threatened Popper with a fireplace poker. Mr. Edmonds and his co-author use the event to examine the life and work of the two influential philosophers. Mr. Edmonds reads passages from the book and then takes questions from the audience. close

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Wittgenstein's Poker

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Program ID:
168613-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 24, 2002 | 10:06am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 03, 2002 | 3:56pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Feb 24, 2002 | 10:06am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 25, 2002 | 3:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 03, 2002 | 3:56pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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