Talking Philosophy: Dialogues with Fifteen Leading Philosophers

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Overview

Based on a highly successful BBC television series, this book presents fifteen dialogues between author and broadcaster Bryan Magee and some of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century.

Isaiah Berlin considers the fundamental question, "What is philosophy?," A. J. Ayer reviews logical positivism, and Iris Murdoch talks about the relation between philosophy and literature. Moral philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of science are all treated in depth by the thinkers who have shaped these fields--including Noam Chomsky, W. V. O. Quine, and Herbert Marcuse. Written in an informal, conversational style, even the most difficult philosophical ideas are made accessible to the general reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192854179
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Magee has held academic positions at Yale University, King's College London, and Oxford University. He is an independent writer, critic, and broadcaster whose many books include The Great Philosophers, Confessions of a Philosopher, and Aspects of Wagner.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Dialogue 1 An Introduction to Philosophy: The Late Isaiah Berlin, formerly Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford 1
Dialogue 2 Marxist Philosophy: Charles Taylor, Professor of Political Science, McGill 28
Dialogue 3 Marcuse and the Frankfurt School: The late Herbert Marcuse, formerly Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego (La Jolla) 43
Dialogue 4 Heidegger and Modern Existentialism: William Barrett, Professor of Philosophy, New York University 56
Dialogue 5 The Two Philosophies of Wittgenstein: Anthony Quinton, formerly President of Trinity College, Cambridge 76
Dialogue 6 Logical Positivism and its Legacy: The late A. J. Ayer, formerly Professor of Logic, Oxford 94
Dialogue 7 The Spell of Linguistic Philosophy: Bernard Williams, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley 110
Dialogue 8 Moral Philosophy: R. M. Hare, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Oxford and University of Florida 125
Dialogue 9 The Ideas of Quine: W. V. Quine, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Harvard 142
Dialogue 10 The Philosophy of Language: John Searle, Mills Professor of the Philosophy of the Mind, University of California, Berkeley 153
Dialogue 11 The Ideas of Chomsky: Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 173
Dialogue 12 The Philosophy of Science: Hilary Putnam, Professor of Philosophy, Harvard 194
Dialogue 13 Philosophy and Politics: Ronald Dworkin, Professor of Jurisprudence, Oxford and Professor of Philosophy, New York University 209
Dialogue 14 Philosophy and Literature: The late Iris Murdoch, formerly Fellow in Philosophy, St. Anne's College, Oxford 229
Dialogue 15 Philosophy the School Context: The late Ernest Gellner, formerly Professor of Philosophy with special reference to Sociology, London School of Economics 251
Suggestions for Further Reading 264
Index 273
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