Genius--in Their Own Words

Genius--in Their Own Words

The Intellectual Journeys of Seven Great 20th-century Thinkers

Book - 2002
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In contrast to Harold Bloom's study of literary genius in Genius (2002), this volume explores the creative mind via autobiographical statements with brief introductions and minor editing of philosophers of the past century: Russell, Einstein, Buber, Radhakrishnan, Gadamer, Sartre, and Ayer. Includes photos, an introduction by A.C. Danto (emeritus, philosophy, Columbia U.), and a brief bibliographical essay, but no biosketch of the editor. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
In this book, seven great modern thinkers trace the roots of their contributions to philosophy. Essays include A. J. Ayer on what led to his logical positivist manifesto Language, Truth, and Logic, and Martin Buber on the origins of his view of existence. Other contributors include Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, c2002
ISBN: 9780812695045
Characteristics: xxii, 366 p. : ports. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Steele, David Ramsay


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