Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
One of the best books I have read in the last year was Ray Monk's Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. Readers should certainly not attempt Gregory Landini's Wittgenstein's Apprenticeship with Russell without having read, at the very least, Monk's book. That said, this work, ably reviewed by Nicholas Griffin, will draw out in sharp detail the issues faced by Bertrand Russell and his favorite student, Ludwig Wittgenstein. And these discussions are not merely of historical interest: the issues they wrestle with are exactly those facing people attempting to build things like the Semantic We.

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