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Brief Encounters

Notes from a Philosopher's Diary

by Anthony Kenny

Brief Encounters offers personal and unique insights into the lives, thoughts and faith of influential figures from across the cultural and historical spectrum.

  • Want in an insight into the faith of key cultural figures?

  • Sir Anthony Kenny tells of the lives of figures across the cultural spectrum

  • Discover these spiritually revealing vignettes of people who shape society

  • Author

    Anthony Kenny

  • Book Format

    Hardback

  • Publisher

    SPCK Publishing

  • Published

    September 2018

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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.

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

Specification

  • Author

    Anthony Kenny

  • Book Format

    Hardback

  • Publisher

    SPCK Publishing

  • Published

    September 2018

  • Weight

    472g

  • Page Count

    224

  • Dimensions

    172 x 234 x 21 mm

  • ISBN

    9780281079193

  • ISBN-10

    0281079196

  • Eden Code

    4779878

More Information

  • Author/Creator: Anthony Kenny

  • ISBN: 9780281079193

  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing

  • Release Date: September 2018

  • Weight: 472g

  • Dimensions: 172 x 234 x 21 mm

  • Eden Code: 4779878


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