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Unpopular Essays By Bertrand Russell

Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

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Summary

Characteristic and self-revealing, this book was written to combat the growth in Dogmatism.

Unpopular Essays Summary

Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

A classic collection of Bertrand Russell's more controversial works, reaffirming his staunch liberal values, Unpopular Essays is one of Russell's most characteristic and self-revealing books. Written to "combat... the growth in Dogmatism", on first publication in 1950 it met with critical acclaim and a wide readership and has since become one of his most accessible and popular books.

Unpopular Essays Reviews

'An intellectual treat...the delight of this book lies in that combination of wit with perception, and of width of view with ease of expression for which Russell made himself known.' - Financial Times

'Russell is as incapable of being dull as he is of being shallow' - The Observer

'His writings reflect his crystalline, scintillating mind and rank him among the few masters of English style' - Sunday Times

About Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was one of the most formidable thinkers of the modern era. A philosopher, mathematician, educational innovator, champion of intellectual, social and sexual freedom, and a campaigner for peace and human rights, he was also a prolific writer of popular and influential books, essays and lectures on an extensive range of subjects. Considered to be one of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century, Bertrand Russell is widely renowned for his provocative writings. These definitive works offer profound insights and forward-thinking perspectives on a changing western society progressively shaped, most significantly, by two world wars, the decline of British imperialism and an evolving moral landscape.

Table of Contents

Introduction Preface 1. Philosophy and Politics 2. Philosophy for Laymen 3. The Future of Mankind 4. Philosophy's Ulterior Motives 5. The Superior Virtue of the Oppressed 6. On Being Modern-minded 7. An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish 8. The Functions of a Teacher 9. Ideas that have Helped Mankind 10. Ideas that have Harmed Mankind 11. Eminent Men I Have Known 12. Obituary

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GOR006367269
9780415473705
0415473705
Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2009-02-16
184
N/A
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