The Making of A Philosopher

The Making of A Philosopher

My Journey Through Twentieth-century Philosophy

Book - 2002
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Part memoir, part study, The Making of a Philosopher is the self-portrait of a deeply intelligent mind as it develops over a life lived on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Making of a Philosopher follows Colin McGinn from his early years in England, reading Descartes and Anselm, to his years in the States, first in Los Angeles, then New York. McGinn presents a contemporary academic take on the great philosophical figures of the twentieth century, including Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Noam Chomsky, alongside stories of the teachers who informed his ideas and often became friends and mentors, especially the colorful A. J. Ayer at Oxford.

McGinn's prose is always elegant and probing; students of contemporary philosophy and the general reader alike will absorb every page.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060197926
0060197927
Branch Call Number: Philosophy & Religion 192 McG

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