The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy by Bryan MageeThe Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy by Bryan Magee

The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy

byBryan Magee

Paperback | October 1, 2000

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Beginning with the death of Socrates in 399 BC, and following the story through the centuries to recent figures such as Bertrand Russell and Wittgenstein, Bryan Magee's conversations with fifteen contemporary writers and philosophers provide an accessible and exciting account of Westernphilosophy and its greatest thinkers. The contributors include A. J. Ayer, Bernard Williams, Martha Nussbaum, Peter Singer, and John Searle, so that the book is not only an introduction to the philosophers of the past, but gives an invaluable insight into the view and personalities of some of themost influential philosophers of the twentieth century.
Bryan Magee was born in London in 1930. He was educated at Oxford where he took two honours degrees and was President of the Oxford Union. He held a fellowship in philosophy at Yale until 1956 when he became an independent writer in philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1973 he was elected a Visiting Fellow of All Souls, Oxford....
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Title:The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western PhilosophyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.83 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Who are the coolest guys and gals ever to wear funny robes and say really smart things? Find out in Bryan Magee’s comprehensive study entitled The Great Philosophers. Magee manages to craft this fine volume into both a window into mankind’s philosophical history and an introduction to today’s most electrifying thinkers. Contemporary thinkers including Martha Nussbaum, Peter Singer and John Searle are supply their thoughts on everyone from Socrates to Bertrand Russell.