The Making of a Boring Story

I first heard of Colin McGinn on a “Faith and Reason” show on PBS. He seemed like a pretty cool dude, and he was plugging his book.

The Making of a Philosopher
The Making of a Philosopher

I put the book on my Amazon wishlist, and I ended up getting it as a Christmas present. It pretends to be an autobiography of McGinn’s academic life. This is a very strange way to write an autobiography, because it leaves out almost all the relevant personal information you would expect from an autobiography. It’s kind of like a book-length resume.

He does introduce the various problems of philosophy in layman-friendly terms, but even for someone with more than a passing interest in philosophy, it gets boring in a hurry.
I give it 2 Jihadis out of 5.

2 Jihadis out of 5
2 Jihadis out of 5

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