Ray Monk, philosopher and biographer, is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Southampton, where he has taught various capacities since 1992. His research interests include the philosophy of mathematics, the history of analytic philosophy, and philosophical aspects arising from the practice of biography. He is well known for his biographies of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. In his award-winning biography Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius, Ray chronicles Wittgenstein’s life and relentless self-examination. Since 2012, he has occasionally written for the New Statesman, contributing articles on philosophers and on veganism.
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius, 1991
Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude 1872–1921, 1996
Bertrand Russell: The Ghost of Madness 1921–1970, 2001
How to Read Wittgenstein, 2005
Inside the Center: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, 2012
Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center, 2013
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