Quotes by Bryan Magee

Bryan Magee

British philosopher, broadcaster, politician

Alive from: 1930-2019

Category: Politics | Philosophers

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    I have very strongly this feeling... that our everyday life is at one and the same time banal, overfamiliar, platitudinous and yet mysterious and extraordinary.
    Source: Heidegger and Modern Existentialism (1977)
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    It could be that the total scenario for human beings is an insoluble mystery until we die, followed by nothing at all.
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    Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me.
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    The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.
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    The Copernican revolution brought about by Kant was, I think, the most important single turning point in the history of philosophy.
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