Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wittgenstein and Wittgenstein and Wittgenstein

As if geniuses weren't bad enough on their own, they occur in families! And in the case of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, his was a family of (mostly) geniuses.

Who's more brilliant? Who's more neurotic? Who's the dummy of the lot? Alexander Waugh, son of the comic genius, is a promising biographer for the Wittgenstein family. His book about the whole luminous lot of 'em is reviewed in the New York Times.


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