Confessions of a Philosopher

Confessions of a Philosopher

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In this infectiously exciting book, Bryan Magee tells the story of his own discovery of philosophy and not only makes it come alive but shows its relevance to daily life. Magee is the Carl Sagan of philosophy, the great popularizer of the subject, and author of a major new introductory history, The Story of Philosophy. Confessions follows the course of Magee's life, exploring philosophers and ideas as he himself encountered them, introducing all the great figures and their ideas, from the pre-Socratics to Bertrand Russell and Karl Popper, including Wittgenstein, Kant, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer, rationalism, utilitarianism, empiricism, and existentialism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 133.6 x 204.72 x 27.94mm | 408.23g
  • Random House USA Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0375750363
  • 9780375750366
  • 159,497

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In this infectiously exciting book, Bryan Magee tells the story of his own discovery of philosophy and not only makes it come alive but shows its relevance to daily life. Magee is the Carl Sagan of philosophy, the great popularizer of the subject, and author of a major new introductory history, The Story of Philosophy. Confessions follows the course of Magee's life, exploring philosophers and ideas as he himself encountered them, introducing all the great figures and their ideas, from the pre-Socratics to Bertrand Russell and Karl Popper, including Wittgenstein, Kant, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer, rationalism, utilitarianism, empiricism, and existentialism.
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"A restless intellect and independent outlook characterize this candid autobiography, which will richly reward the serious reader."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
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About Bryan Magee

Bryan Magee has taught philosophy at Oxford and has also taught and lectured at several colleges and universities in the United States. His books include The Great Philosophers, The Philosophy of Schopenhauer, and Aspects of Wagner. He lives in London.
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