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What I Believe

2nd Edition

By Bertrand Russell

Introduction by Alan Ryan

Routledge – 2004 – 72 pages

Series: Routledge Classics

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    978-0-415-32509-7
    February 1st 2004

Description

Along with Why I Am Not a Christian, this essay must rank as the most articulate example of Russell's famed atheism. It is also one of the most notorious. Used as evidence in a 1940 court case in which Russell was declared unfit to teach college-level philosophy, What I Believe was to become one of his most defining works. The ideas contained within were and are controversial, contentious and - to the religious - downright blasphemous. A remarkable work, it remains the best concise introduction to Russell's thought.

Reviews

'Bertrand Russell wrote the best English prose of any twentieth-century philosopher.' - Anthony Howard, The Times

'Bertrand Russell attributed religion to a primitive terror of the unknown and the desire for a kindly older brother to stand alongside us.' - The Age

Name: What I Believe: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Bertrand RussellIntroduction by Alan Ryan. Along with Why I Am Not a Christian, this essay must rank as the most articulate example of Russell's famed atheism. It is also one of the most notorious. Used as evidence in a 1940 court case in which Russell was declared unfit to teach...
Categories: Philosophy of Religion, 20th Century, Russell