The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth-Century Philosophy

The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth-Century Philosophy

Colin McGinn


half memoir, half research, The Making of a Philosopher is the self–portrait of a deeply clever brain because it develops over a existence on either side of the Atlantic.

The Making of a Philosopher follows Colin McGinn from his early years in England examining Descartes and Anselm, to his years within the states, first in l. a., then manhattan. McGinn provides a modern educational tackle the good philosophical figures of the 20 th century, together with Bertrand Russell, Jean–Paul Sartre, and Noam Chomsky, along tales of the lecturers who proficient his principles and sometimes turned buddies and mentors, particularly the colourful A.J. Ayer at Oxford.

McGinn's prose is often stylish and probing; scholars of latest philosophy and the overall reader alike will soak up each page.

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