By Bryan Magee
Concerning the writer: Bryan Magee has had a exotic profession as a school professor, song and theater critic, member of Parliament, and writer. he's popular for 2 renowned BBC tv sequence on philosophy. between his across the world acclaimed books are the tale of Philosophy, The Philosophy of Schopenhauer, and features of Wagner. He lives in London.
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