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RIP Bryan Magee (1930–2019)

Bryan Magee was a British philosopher noted for bringing philosophy to television in the programs Men of Ideas (1978) and The Great Philosophers (1987).

A quick check found some really boring television (I love boring television if it’s extremely boring, regular television is just plain boring).

In the beginning of this bit two men in suits are sitting on a sofa facing each other as well as the camera. They are John Passmore and Bryan Magee and they discuss David Hume in 1987:

And then there is this bit of 1977 when Magee interviews Herbert Marcuse: