Modern British Philosophy

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Secker and Warburg, 1971 - Philosophers - 234 pages
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"Under Magee's sensitive guidance a remarkably coherent interpretation of this period emerges."--Marshall Cohen, Listener. "The whole book has a marvellous air of casualness and clarity that makes it a delight to read."--Colin Wilson. Contemporary British philosophy is experiencing
unprecedented openness to influences from abroad. New growth is evident in many areas of traditional philosophy which had been neglected by the logical positivists and the linguistic analysts. This sense of freedom permeates Magee's volume of conversations with leading British philosophers. Under
Magee's direction, the philosophers discuss other influential thinkers, such as Wittgenstein, Russell, Moore, and Austin, as well as ideas of universal interest, such as morality, art, religion, and social theory. As an introduction to contemporary British philosophy, a unique collection of candid
commentaries by important thinkers, and study of fresh ideas, Modern British Philosophy is consistently lively and authoritative.

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Recommended. The interview mode is often well-suited to understanding what the heck these fellows are talking about. Read full review

Contents

CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY QUINTON
1
CONVERSATION WITH STUART HAMPSHIRE
17
CONVERSATION WITH DAVID PEARS
31
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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.

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