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  1. The philosophy of Schopenhauer.Bryan Magee - 1983 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This is a revised and enlarged version of Bryan Magee's widely praised study of Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive book on this great philosopher. It contains a brief biography of Schopenhauer, a systematic exposition of his thought, and a critical discussion of the problems to which it gives rise and of its influence on a wide range of thinkers and artists. For this new edition Magee has added three new chapters and made many minor revisions and corrections throughout. This new edition (...)
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    Popper.Bryan Magee - 1973 - [London]: Collins.
    Overzicht van de ideeën van de Oostenrijks-Engelse wijsgeer (geb. 1902) over de wetenschap en de maatschappij.
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    Confessions of a philosopher.Bryan Magee - 1997 - London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
    In this inspirational book Bryan Magee tells the story of his discovery of philosophy, and in doing so introduces the subject to his reader. Experiences of everyday life provide discussion of philosophers and explain why certain philosophical questions persistently exercise our minds. With great fluency Magee untangles philosophy, making it seem part of everyone's life. Intensely personal and brimming with infectious enthusiasm, this is a wonderful introduction to philosophy by one of the most elegant and accessible writers on the subject.
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    The Story of Philosophy: A Concise Introduction to the World's Greatest Thinkers and Their Ideas.Bryan Magee - 2016 - New York, New York: National Geographic Books.
    Explore 2,500 years of Western philosophy, from the ancient Greeks to modern thinkers, with this ultimate guide’s stunning and simple approach to some of history’s biggest ideas. This essential guide to philosophy includes thoughts on our modern society, exploring science and democracy, and posing the question: where do we go from here? Easy-to-understand text is accompanied by works of art and artifacts from history, as the big ideas and important thinkers are introduced through time. Famous quotes are highlighted, and the (...)
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    Modern British philosophy.Bryan Magee & Anthony Quinton (eds.) - 1971 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    "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 (...)
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    Men of ideas.Bryan Magee - 1980 - New York: Viking Press. Edited by Isaiah Berlin.
    Fifteen dialogues drawn from the highly acclaimed BBC series review the tenets and theories of moral philosophy, poliitcal philosophy, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of science.
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  7. Karl Popper.Bryan Magee - 1974 - Philosophy of Science 41 (4):426-427.
     
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  8. The great philosophers: an introduction to Western philosophy.Bryan Magee - 1987 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Beginning with the death of Socrates in 399 BC, and following the strand of philosophical inquiry 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. With contributions from A. J. Ayer, Bernard Williams, Martha Nussbaum, Peter Singer, and John Searle, the book is not only an introduction to the philosophers of the past, but gives an (...)
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    Ultimate Questions.Bryan Magee - 2016 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    How to live meaningfully in the face of the unknowable We human beings had no say in existing—we just opened our eyes and found ourselves here. We have a fundamental need to understand who we are and the world we live in. Reason takes us a long way, but mystery remains. When our minds and senses are baffled, faith can seem justified—but faith is not knowledge. In Ultimate Questions, acclaimed philosopher Bryan Magee provocatively argues that we have no way of (...)
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    Clarity in Philosophy.Bryan Magee - 2014 - Philosophy 89 (3):451-462.
    Some philosophy – Wittgenstein's would be an example – is written in clear sentences, yet most people find it obscure at a first reading. This is because the prime location of clarity in philosophy is not sentences but structures. Only if a reader can relate what he is currently reading to a wider framework does he know where he is. Coherent utterance in all discursive media – not only language but mathematics, for example, or music – possesses two kinds of (...)
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    Philosophy and the Real World: An Introduction to Karl Popper.Bryan Magee - 1985 - Open Court Publishing Company.
    1 Introduction p. 3 2 Scientific Method--the Traditional View and Popper's View p. 13 3 The Criterion of Demarcation between what is and what is not Science p. 32 4 Popper's Evolutionism and his theory of World 3 p. 55 5 Objective Knowledge p. 65 6 The Open Society p. 75 7 The Enemies of the Open Society p. 90 Postscript p. 114 Bibliography p. 117.
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    Wagner and Philosophy.Bryan Magee - 2001 - Penguin UK.
    Wagner was one of the few major composers who studied philosophy seriously. Bryan Magee places the composer's artistic development in the context of the philosophy of his age, and gives us the first detailed and comprehensive study of the close links between Wagner and the philosophers - from the pre-Marxist socialists to Feuerbach and Schopenhauer. Magee explores the relationship between words and music, between the conscious and the unconscious mind, between art and philosophy. It tackles soberly and judiciously the Wagner (...)
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  13. Talking Philosophy: Dialogues with Fifteen Leading Philosophers.Bryan Magee (ed.) - 2001 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This book consists of fifteen dialogues between Bryan Magee and some of the outstanding thinkers of the twentieth century. It includes contributions from Isaiah Berlin, Noam Chomsky, W. V. O. Quine, A. J. Ayer, Iris Murdoch, and Herbert Marcuse.
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    Karl Popper.Bryan Magee - 1973 - New York,: Viking Press.
  15. Logical Positivism and its Legacy Bryan Magee Talked to A.J. Ayer.Bryan Magee, A. J. Ayer & British Broadcasting Corporation - 1976 - British Broadcasting Coproration.
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    Modern British philosophy.Bryan Magee & Alfred Jules Ayer - 1971 - London,: Secker & Warburg. Edited by A. J. Ayer.
    Dialogues with British philosophers (A.J. Ayer and others) first broadcast on BBC radio, winter 1970-71.
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    On Blindness: Letters Between Bryan Magee and Martin Milligan.Bryan Magee & Martin Milligan - 1995 - Oxford University Press USA.
    On Blindness opens the eyes of the sighted to the world as experience by the blind, offering a unique opportunity to explore the challenges, frustrations, joys - and extraordinary insights - experienced in the everyday business of discovering the world without sight. What difference doessight or its absence make to our ideas about the world? What begins as a philosophical exchange between the noted philosopher and broadcaster Bryan Magee and the late Martin Milligan, activist and philosopher blind almost from birth, (...)
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    The Tristan Chord: Wagner and Philosophy.Bryan Magee - 2001 - Macmillan.
    And he unflinchingly confronts the Wagner whose paranoia, egocentricity, and anti-Semitism are as repugnant as his achievements are glorious."--Jacket.
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    The World as Will.Bryan Magee - 1983 - In The philosophy of Schopenhauer. New York: Oxford University Press.
    This material object, my body, is no different in the constitution of its matter from the rest of the physical universe. And my knowledge of it uniquely from inside has led us to the conclusion that what in its outer nature is matter in motion is, in its inner nature, activity of will. This puts into my hand the key to understanding the inner nature of the world: the whole empirical world, what we have called the phenomenal, appears to be (...)
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    Isaiah As I Knew Him.Bryan Magee - 2009 - In Henry Hardy (ed.), The book of Isaiah: personal impressions of Isaiah Berlin. Oxford: In association with Wolfson College. pp. 40-54.
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    Encounters with Bertrand Russell.Bryan Magee & Henry Hardy - 2022 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 42 (1):63-68.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Encounters with Bertrand RussellBryan Magee and Introduced by Henry HardyBryan Magee (1930–2019), the celebrated philosopher, politician, journalist, author and broadcaster, was (and still is) well known for his brilliant television conversations with prominent philosophers—a triumph of uncondescending popularisation. He was a consummate interviewer and discussion chairman, and one of the most articulate and engaging expositors, especially of ideas, who ever lived.Born a cockney in Hoxton, east London, he was (...)
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  22. Heidegger and Modern Existentialism Bryan Magee Talked to William Barrett.William Barrett, Bryan Magee & British Broadcasting Corporation - 1977 - British Broadcasting Corporation.
     
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  23. Marcuse and the Frankfurt School.Martin L. Bell, Bryan Magee, Janet Hoenig, Inc Films for the Humanities & B. B. C. Worldwide Americas - 1997 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
     
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  24. An Introduction to Philosophy Bryan Magee Talked to Isaiah Berlin.Isaiah Berlin, Bryan Magee & British Broadcasting Corporation - 1976 - British Broadcasting Corporation.
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    Schopenhauer and Professor Hamlyn.Bryan Magee - 1985 - Philosophy 60 (233):389-391.
    In any field it is common practice for an editor who is sent a book for review to put it into the hands of a reviewer who has published a book on the same subject. The reasons are self—vident: not only does the reviewer have specialist knowledge, he is known by the journal's readers to have it, and is likely therefore to be accepted by them as an authority. However, there are arguments against the practice which, though less often considered, (...)
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  26. Philosophy and Politics Bryan Magee Talked to Ronald Dworkin.R. M. Dworkin, Bryan Magee & British Broadcasting Corporation - 1977 - British Broadcasting Corporation.
     
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  27. Moral Philosophy. Bryan Magee Talked to R.M. Hare.R. M. Hare, Bryan Magee & British Broadcasting Corporation - 1977 - British Broadcasting Corporation.
     
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    Additions and Omissions.Bryan Magee - 1983 - In The philosophy of Schopenhauer. New York: Oxford University Press.
    In addition to his large‐scale system of metaphysics, Schopenhauer produced many essays, and it was eventually these that made his name and drew attention to his philosophy. The biggest collection of them is called Parerga and Paralipomena. They are of help in understanding the philosophy, because they often contain bolder, more clear‐cut statements of the same points. They are written in an aphoristic style and are the source of many epigrams. For a long time they were more widely read than (...)
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  29. A Conjecture About Dylan Thomas.Bryan Magee - 1983 - In The philosophy of Schopenhauer. New York: Oxford University Press.
    Dylan Thomas made his name with one particular poem, ‘The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower’, which he wrote and published in his teens. Not only the theme but also the imagery in detail is too close to certain passages in Schopenhauer for a coincidence to be likely. It is more probable that there was some influence. This is made more likely by the fact that there are good reasons to believe that the young Thomas had read (...)
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    A note on J. L. Austin and the drama.Bryan Magee - 1999 - Philosophy 74 (1):119-121.
    A play's text is nearly all talk, and in the performance of a play the physical activity is sparse and exceedingly limited. Used of a play, the term ‘action’ does not mean what it normally means. Its true meaning is illuminated by reference to J. L. Austin and his doctrine of speech-acts. Dramatic action is, for the most part, speech-action. And a skilful manipulation of speech-acts enables the gifted dramatist not only to tell a story but to communicate what is (...)
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  31. A Note on Schopenhauer and Buddhism.Bryan Magee - 1983 - In The philosophy of Schopenhauer. New York: Oxford University Press.
    Schopenhauer did not believe in the existence of God or the soul, yet he thought Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism to contain some of the profoundest of all truths, in symbolic form. He is the only major Western philosopher to take account of the Hindu and Buddhist religions and he shares a number of fundamental doctrines with them. Perhaps surprisingly, some of these have been confirmed by modern science. So there are three‐way comparisons to be made between Schopenhauerism, Buddhism, and modern (...)
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    Bodies and Wills.Bryan Magee - 1983 - In The philosophy of Schopenhauer. New York: Oxford University Press.
    To the proposition that I can know objects only from outside, and through the forms of sense and intellect that my personal equipment makes available, there is a single exception and that is my own body. Each of us is a physical object that knows one physical object from inside, namely itself. But I experience the movements of this body primarily as an agent rather than through organs of sense or intellect. My willed movements are perceived by others as matter (...)
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  33. Bryan Magee Talks to Anthony Quinton About Spinoza and Leibniz.Bryan Magee - 1987 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
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  34. Bryan Magee Talks to A. J. Ayre About Frege, Russell and Modern Logic.Bryan Magee - 1987 - Bbc.
     
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  35. Bryan Magee Talks to Fredrick Copleston About Schopenhauer.Bryan Magee - 1987 - Bbc.
     
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  36. Bryan Magee Talks to Hubert Dreyfus About Husserl, Heidegger and Modern Existentialism.Bryan Magee - 1987 - Bbc.
     
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  37. Bryan Magee Talks to J. P. Stern About Nietzsche.Bryan Magee - 1987 - Bbc.
     
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  38. Bryan Magee Talks to John Passmore About Hume.Bryan Magee - 1987 - Bbc.
  39. Bryan Magee Talks to John Searle About Wittgenstein.Bryan Magee - 1987 - Bbc.
     
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  40. Bryan Magee Talks to Myles Burnyeat About Plato.Bryan Magee - 1987 - Bbc.
     
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  41. Bryan Magee Talks to Peter Singer About Hegel and Marx.Bryan Magee - 1987 - Bbc.
     
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  42. Bryan Magee Talks to Bernard Williams About Descartes.Bryan Magee, Bernard Arthur Owen Williams, Inc Bbc Education & Training, B. B. C. Worldwide Americas & Films for the Humanities - 1987 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
  43. Bryan Magee Talks to Geoffrey Warnock About Kant.Bryan Magee, G. J. Warnock, Inc Bbc Education & Training, B. B. C. Worldwide Americas & Films for the Humanities - 1987 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
     
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  44. Bryan Magee Talks to Martha Nussbaum About Aristotle.Bryan Magee & Martha Craven Nussbaum - 1987 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
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  45. Bryan Magee Talks to Michael Ayers About Locke and Berkeley.Bryan Magee, Michael Ayers, Inc Bbc Education & Training, B. B. C. Worldwide Americas & Films for the Humanities - 1987 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
     
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  46. Bryan Magee Talks to Sidney Morgenbesser About the American Pragmatists.Bryan Magee, Sidney Morgenbesser, Inc Bbc Education & Training, Films for the Humanities & B. B. C. Worldwide Americas - 1987 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
     
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  47. Bryan Magee Talks to Anthony Kenny About Medieval Philosophy.Bryan Magee, Anthony John Patrick Kenny, Inc Bbc Education & Training, B. B. C. Worldwide Americas & Films for the Humanities - 1987 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences [Distributor].
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    Contents.Bryan Magee - 2016 - In Ultimate Questions. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
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    Confessions of a philosopher: a personal journey through Western philosophy from Plato to Popper.Bryan Magee - 1999 - New York: Modern Library.
    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 (...)
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  50. Confessions of a Philosopher: A Journey through Western Theism.Bryan Magee - 1999 - The Personalist Forum 15 (1):188-190.
     
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