Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Frank Ramsey Biography

In his very short life, the Cambridge polymath Frank Ramsey (1903-1930) made important contributions to philosophy and economics ("Ramsey discounting" is still widely used in benefit-cost analysis), supervised Ludwig Wittgenstein's PhD, and translated Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus into English.

A new biography of Ramsey has just been published in the UK, authored by his sister. I can hardly wait until it is available in the US. In fact, if it takes too long, I'll probably just order a copy from the UK, or buy a copy when I'm in the UK in May.

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