Short but brilliant. Like Ramsey's life. A star exploding across a very bright sky. When he shines in a firmament which includes Russell and Wittgenstein, you know he is a true original. A really fascinating read about an often forgotten figure.
I found this an interesting short biography of an almost unknown genius. It seems strange that one so talented could have remained in obscurity for so long. Perhaps there were host of other stars in the firmament who did not relish the idea of being eclipsed. An enjoyable read that set more problems than it answered.
Reviewing the book is pretty pointless since this is the only one you'll find on Ramsey, but thankfully it's also a pretty good one.
Ramsey himself is an incredibly interesting person with almost unbelievable talent - correcting Keynes as a first year undergrad is remarkable by any standards, and to be taken seriously by Wittgenstein is a mark of pdistinction that few philosophers can claim. I'm not a mathematician so I'm not qualified to speak about his work but it seems sad that it went unrecognised for so long.
All in all I very much enjoyed reading this little book and recommend it highly.
Only came to this after a recommendation by Stephen Fry. Essentially a good biog of a really interesting and prophetic polymath, who I (and I suspect most people) will be unaware of. Worth the relatively small cost of the kindle copy.
In Frank Ramsey, his genius, and his tragically short life, Karl Sabbagh has found a wonderful subject and he has researched it and written it with great enthusiasm and flair. The book is a riveting, entertaining and inspiring read.