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

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Scribner, 2003 - Philosophers - 241 pages
Colin McGinn sets out to make philosophy accessible to the layperson 'by describing what it is like to be a philosopher from the inside'. The result is part memoir, part introduction to philosophy; the self-portrait of an inquiring mind engaged by the radicalism of both rock 'n' roll and Bertrand Russell, taking McGinn from a mining family in West Hartlepool to New York as Rutgers Professor of Philosophy.

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A resident of New York City and philosophy professor at Rutgers University, Colin McGinn was educated at Oxford University and has written broadly on his own philosophy and that of others. He has ... Read full review


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Playful memoir offering an amusing view of academic philosophy's day-to-day tussle, as well as a clear introduction to the author's thought.By his own description, McGinn (Philosophy/Rutgers) is short ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Born in West Hartlepool and educated in Manchester and Oxford, Colin McGinn is professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is also an accomplished drummer.

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