Video: "Learning about philosophy is learning about yourself", Jonathan Rée on Ludwig Wittgenstein
Watch the philosopher and critic Jonathan Rée talk entertainingly about the unique life and thought of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein
If, like me, you are interested in hearing erudite people talk about brainy thinkers and their fascinating ideas and lives, this is for you.
Here's "freelance" philosopher and historian Jonathan Rée (a frequent, and always brilliant contributor to New Humanist) discussing Ludwig Wittgenstein – philosopher, millionaire, pauper, aeronautical engineer – his life, ideas and attitude to human progress.
It's filmed in a colourful little yurt at How The Light Gets In, the philosophy and art fringe festival in May at Hay on Wye. I've spoken in it myself (about 'Tragic Humanism', that talk should be available soon), it's very cosy.
I'm doing this hip and fascinating festival again this year. More information here.
If you like this sort of thing, you should come.