"Philosophy on the right-hand pages; intimate confessions on the left."
Dr Nikhil Krishnan writes on Wittgenstein in The New Yorker
Dr Nikhil Krishnan, Fellow and Director of Studies in Philosophy, has published an article in this week's issue of The New Yorker on the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the giants of Cambridge philosophy, in response to the recent publication of some of Wittgenstein's private notebooks from 1914-1916, written while Wittgenstein was a soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army. These are of great interest to philosophers, especially historians of philosophy, as they are the first English publication of the highly personal remarks Wittgenstein wrote in cipher on their left-hand pages, alongside philosophical remarks on the right.
You can read Dr Krishnan's article at The New Yorker website by following this link: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/05/16/how-queer-was-ludwig-wittgenstein. His book A Terribly Serious Adventure: Philosophy at Oxford: 1900–1960 (Profile/Random House), will be published in the early Spring 2023.