Glyn Williams, Sophia Costley's Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage PDF

By Glyn Williams, Sophia Costley

ISBN-10: 0520269950

ISBN-13: 9780520269958

The elusive dream of finding the Northwest Passage—an ocean path excessive of North the US that promised a shortcut to the marvelous wealth of Asia—obsessed explorers for hundreds of years. whereas international warming has introduced numerous such routes into lifestyles, till lately those channels have been hopelessly choked through impassible ice. Voyagers confronted incredible horrors—entire ships beaten, mass hunger, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism—in pursuit of a futile aim. In Arctic Labyrinth, Glyn Williams charts the full sweep of this amazing historical past, from the tiny, woefully built vessels of the 1st Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that at last opened the Passage. Williams’s exciting narrative delves into inner most letters and journals to show the gritty fact in the back of the usually self-serving bills of these liable. a tremendous paintings of maritime historical past and exploration—and as fascinating a story of heroism and fortitude as readers will find—Arctic Labyrinth is additionally a striking learn in human fable.

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FF §97 (99), p. 281. As it happens, this is the same remark as the one referred to above in the context of grammatical jokes. Cf.  30v for a slightly different but related use of the term Grundstellung. Wittgenstein’s Debt to Plato 23 22. See E. von Savigny (1994) Wittgensteins ‘Philosophische Untersuchungen’. Ein Kommentar für Leser, 2 vols (Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann), introduction. 23. J. Heal (1995) ‘Wittgenstein and Dialogue’ in T.  63–83. Cf. A. Pichler (2004) Wittgensteins Philosophische Untersuchungen: Vom Buch zum Album (Amsterdam: Rodopi), chapter 3.

L.  40. 8. Ms 239, 53. 40 Wolfgang Kienzler 9. Ts 115, 40. L.  223. 10. Ts 110, 255. 11. There are no reports that Wittgenstein ever read Plato together with one of his students or anybody else. 12. This is in quite striking contrast to Wittgenstein’s attitude towards Aristotle.

Wittgenstein’s Debt to Plato 23 22. See E. von Savigny (1994) Wittgensteins ‘Philosophische Untersuchungen’. Ein Kommentar für Leser, 2 vols (Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann), introduction. 23. J. Heal (1995) ‘Wittgenstein and Dialogue’ in T.  63–83. Cf. A. Pichler (2004) Wittgensteins Philosophische Untersuchungen: Vom Buch zum Album (Amsterdam: Rodopi), chapter 3. 24. S. Cavell (2002) ‘The Availability of Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy’ in S. Cavell Must We Mean What We Say?  71. 25.

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