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Great Philosophers An Introduction to Western Philosophy

ISBN-10: 019289322X
ISBN-13: 9780192893222
Edition: 2nd 2000
Authors: Bryan Magee
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

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 Western philosophy 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 the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.

Bryan Magee has had a distinguished career as a university professor, music and theater critic, member of Parliament, and author. He is well known for two popular BBC television series on philosophy. Among his internationally acclaimed books are The Story of Philosophy, The Philosophy of Schopenhauer, and Aspects of Wagner. He lives in London.

Preface
Plato
Aristotle
Medieval Philosophy
Descartes
Spinoza and Leibniz
Locke and Berkeley
Hume
Kant
Hegel and Marx
Schopenhauer
Nietzsche
Husserl, Heidegger and Modern Existentialism
The American Pragmatists
Frege, Russell and Modern Logic
Wittgenstein
Index

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