Books: A Man with Qualities

WITTGENSTEIN'S VIENNA by ALLAN JANIK and STEPHEN TOULMIN 314 pages. Simon & Schuster. $8.95.

Ludwig Wittgenstein is not a household word and not likely to become one. He was one of the most demanding philosophers of the 20th century, a man who spent most of his life thinking and writing about what he concluded could not be thought or written about. His style was forbiddingly compact and aphoristic. In addition, there were his disconcerting remarks about his work being mainly a cleaning of the intellectual stables, and his ironic suggestion that what he had not written about was most valuable of all.


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