Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters

Notes from a Philosopher's Diary

Anthony Kenny

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Cardinals, directors, dissidents, dons, judges, novelists, philosophers, prime ministers, scientists, world statesmen. . . Throughout his long and distinguished career, Sir Anthony Kenny has encountered some of the most notable and influential leaders of the post-war world.

In these brilliantly vivid vignettes Kenny offers telling and often unexpected insights into the achievements, flaws and foibles of sixty public figures - past and present - each of whom has contributed in decisive ways to our political, spiritual and cultural heritage.

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1. Three Priests: Alexander Jones, Jack Kennedy, Herbert McCabe
2. Three Cardinals: W.T, Heard, J.C. Heenan, C. Murphy O’Connor
3. Three Anglicans: Austin Farrer, Henry Chadwick, Richard Harries
4 Three Oxford Dons: Christoppher Cox, Russell Meiggs, Richard Cobb
5. Three Heads of House: Christopher Hill, Isaiah Berlin, Daphne Park
6. Three Benefactors: Bill Coolidge, Irwin Miller, David Astor
7. Three Businessmen: Robert Maxwell, Warwick Fairfax, John Templeton
8. Three Oxford Philosophers: Gilbert Ryle, R.M. Hare, Philippa Foot
9. Three Wittgensteinians: Elizabeth Anscombe, Peter Geach, G.H. von Wright
10. Three Overseas Philosophers: W.V.Quine, Ernst Tugendhat, Jacques Derrida
11. Three Prime Ministers: Harold Macmillan, Ted Heath, Margaret Thatcher
12. Three British Statesmen: Denis Healey, Roy Jenkins, Chris Patten
13. Three Privy Councillors: Peter Brooke, Boris Johnson, Yvette Cooper
14. Three Heads of State: King Olav V, Francesco Cossiga, Bill Clinton
15. Three Judges: Jim Kilbrandon, Tom Bingham, Laurie Ackermann
16. Three Dissidents: Ivan Supek, Mihailo Marcovich, Julius Tomin
17. Three Irish Leaders: Charlie Haughey, Garret FitzGerald, Mary Robinson
18. Three South African Leaders: Desmond Tutu, Mampela Ramphele, Nelson Mandela
19. Three Novelists: Graham Greene, Iris Murdoch, David Lodge
20. Three Scientists: Noam Chomsky, Richard Dawkins, Denis Noble


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