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.
I also highly appreciate the fact that Bryan Magee, unlike many other authors that write on Schopenhauer, is able to present the philosophy of Schopenhauer without critiquing him every minute. Magee keeps his criticism for the end of his book, and is able to properly present the philosopher's thoughts without sounding biased.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.Great introduction and summary by R.J. Hollingdale in the beginning of the book, then a nice topical selection of essays and aphorisms from Schopenhauer’s last work Parerga and Paralipo-mena, published in 1851. After this I would tackle The Philosophy of Schopenhauer Revised Edition by Bryan Magee: I consider this to be on.
When Magee played to both these strengths at once, he came up with two philosophical television shows in the span of a decade: Men of Ideas, which began in 1978, and The Great Philosophers, which ran in 1987. Both series brought BBC viewers in-depth, uncut conversations with many of the day's most famous philosophers.
Magee supplies the detail of the debt with impressive and original fullness. Bryan Magee may leave himself open to critical nigglings of various degrees of significance by his enthusiastic resolution to stand up for Schopenhauer and not just to expound him from a safe distance.
Magee smiled grand-paternally back at me from where he sat, inside a small arms-reach fortress of books and papers, wielding a copy of Dumas the size of house-brick; the television screwed to the opposite wall was, I assumed, purely ornamental. Bryan Magee, who died last month, had a career of intimidating sweep.
I'm reading Bryan Magee's Confessions of a Philosopher.He's been talking up Schopenhauer throughout the book. I finally got to the part where he explains Schopenhauer. On Magee's first attempt to read Schopenhauer, he found some quotes in a book about Schopenhauer.
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Essays and Aphorisms Arthur Schopenhauer, R. J. Hollingdale One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence.
Bryan Magee has made a successful career for himself as a broadcaster of philosophy. In programmes like Conversations with Philosophers, Men of Ideas and The Great Philosophers of the Seventies.
Bryan Magee’s The Tristan Chord: Wagner and Philosophy (just Wagner and Philosophy in the UK) combines two of my favorite subjects into an informative, stimulating, and highly readable book. Creativity and critical reflection are two very different activities, and excellence in one is seldom accompanied by excellence in the other.
But Bryan Magee tells us in his book, he now realised that in the libretti he was unconsciously straining told him what Schopenhauer had made clear to him. The world is an illusion. The underlying reality of things consists of a metaphysical striving. It contained a yearning that can never be satisfied except by release from existence altogether.
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.
As a popular explainer of what philosophy is concerned with, Bryan Magee had few equals. Never, perhaps, has so much been owed by so many curious minds to a single intellect. But as his frank memoirs show, Magee was not just a man of intellect but one of will and, above all, appetite.
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Bryan Magee, philosopher, writer, broadcaster, politician, died at St Luke's Hospital, Headington, on 26 July 2019 aged eighty-nine. Bryan was born a Cockney in 1930 in Hoxton, the son of a gentleman's outfitter who instilled in him a love of music and theatre that came to be dominant passions.
The Philosophy of Schopenhauer by Magee, Bryan. Clarendon Press, 1997-10-30. Paperback. Good. Cover has corner bumping and wear. Spine uncreased. Pen marks in margins of some pages. Good solid binding. Ships Next Business Day.