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Confessions of a philosopher : a personal journey through Western philosophy from Plato to Popper

Author: Bryan Magee
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this infectiously exciting book, Magee tells the story of his own discovery of philosophy, and not only makes it come alive but shows its relevance to daily life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Introductions
Named Person: Bryan Magee; Bryan Magee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Magee
ISBN: 0375750363 9780375750366
OCLC Number: 40331045
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 480 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Scenes from childhood --
My introduction to academic philosophy --
Logical positivism and its refuation --
Linguistic analysis --
The inadequacy of linguistic philosophy --
The problem of perception --
What can be shown but not said --
A Yale education --
The discovery of Kant --
Professional versus amateur philosophy --
Getting to know Popper --
Getting to know Russell --
First attempts at a political philosophy --
The search for meaning --
Mid-life crisis --
A philosophical novel --
Groves of academe --
In praise of popularization --
The limits of philosophy --
The discovery of Schopenhauer --
The philosophy of Shopenhauer --
Philosophy on Television --
The main split in contemporary philosophy --
Left wondering.
Responsibility: Bryan Magee.
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In this infectiously exciting book, Magee tells the story of his own discovery of philosophy, and not only makes it come alive but shows its relevance to daily life.

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