Occasional musings about academia, research, travel, arts, and, most importantly, cycling.
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.