This thread is primarily for those who have an interest in philosophy or a potential interest and wish to advance into the field further. However, it may also be of use to the advanced students of this intellectual enterprise.
Here I shall post over a dozen discussions between Bryan Magee and eminent philosophers of the 20th century. (The filming took place in 1970)
Bryan Magee is chiefly a popularizer of philosophy, in other words his purpose is to make the subject accessible an interesting to every intelligent person. Arguably his greatest accomplishment was the Confessions of a Philosopher, which is his intellectual autobiography introducing the reader to a wide range of philosophies (starting with the pre-socratics and finishing with Russell and the late 20th century thought). I highly recommend this piece, it was the first philosophy book I have studied thoroughly and provided my first overview of the thought of Western Civilization.
Amazon.com: Confessions of a Philosopher
The following dicussions are now published in his the Great Philosophers, Amazon.com: The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy: Bryan Magee: Books.
And a few of them in 'Talking Philosophy'.
Amazon.com: Talking Philosophy
If anyone has ideas or questions with regard to the material posted below, I am available to answer them in this thread and via PM. I have watched all of those videos and am reasonably well acquainted with the ideas discussed, thus for the sake of further inquiry all are encouraged to contact me as well.
Amazon.com: The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy: Bryan Magee: Books
YouTube - Miles Burnyeat on Plato: Section 1
3 Medieval Philosophy
YouTube - Anthony Kenny on Medieval Philosophy: Section 1
4 Husserl and Heidegger
YouTube - Hubert Dreyfus on Husserl and Heidegger: Section 1
YouTube - J.P. Stern on Nietzsche: Section 1
YouTube - Geoffrey Warnock on Kant: Section 1
7. Hegel and Marx
YouTube - Peter Singer on Hegel and Marx: Section 1
YouTube - Frederick Copleston on Schopenhauer: Section 1
9. Frege, Russell and Modern Logic
YouTube - Ayer on Frege and Russell: Section 1
10. Philosophy of Language
YouTube - John Searle on the Philosophy of Language: Section 1
11. Philosophy of Science and Mathematics
YouTube - Hilary Putnam on the Philosophy of Science: Section 1
12. Pragmatists, James, Pierce and Dewey
YouTube - Sidney Morgenbesser on the American Pragmatists: Section 1
13. Logical Positivism
YouTube - Ayer on Logical Positivism: Section 1
14. Spinoza and Leibniz
YouTube - Anthony Quinton on Spinoza and Leibniz: Section 3
15. Philosophy and Literature
YouTube - Iris Murdoch on Philosophy and Literature: Section 3
16. Locke and Berkeley
YouTube - Michael Ayers on Locke and Berkeley: Section 1
YouTube - John Passmore on Hume: Section 1
YouTube - On the Ideas of Quine: Section 1