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  1. What I Believe

    2nd Edition

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    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...

    Published February 2nd 2004 by Routledge

  2. In Praise of Idleness

    And Other Essays, 2nd Edition

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise of Idleness, a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason. From a devastating...

    Published February 2nd 2004 by Routledge

  3. Sceptical Essays

    2nd Edition

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    'These propositions may seem mild, yet, if accepted, they would absolutely revolutionize human life.' With these words Bertrand Russell introduces what is indeed a revolutionary book. Taking as his starting-point the irrationality of the world, he offers by contrast something 'wildly paradoxical...

    Published February 2nd 2004 by Routledge

  4. Why I am not a Christian

    and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects, 2nd Edition

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    While its tone is playful and frivolous, this book poses tough questions over the nature of religion and belief. Religion provides comfortable responses to the questions that have always beset humankind - why are we here, what is the point of being alive, how ought we to behave? Russell...

    Published February 2nd 2004 by Routledge

  5. Power

    A New Social Analysis

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth and Freud in sex, Bertrand Russell finds in power. Power, he argues, is man's ultimate goal, and is, in its many guises, the single most important element in the development of any society. Writting in the late 1930s when Europe was being torn apart...

    Published February 2nd 2004 by Routledge

  6. History of Western Philosophy

    By Bertrand Russell

    Series: Routledge Classics

    First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas...

    Published February 2nd 2004 by Routledge

  7. The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell (Volume 28)

    Man's Peril, 1954 - 55

    By Bertrand Russell

    Edited by Andrew Bone

    Series: The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell

    The Collected Papers 28 signals reinvigoration of Russell the public campaigner. The title of the volume is taken from one of his most famous and eloquent short essays and probably the best known of his many broadcasts for the BBC. Man's Peril, 1954-55 not only captures the essence of Russell's...

    Published February 13th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Russell on Metaphysics

    Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell

    By Bertrand Russell

    Edited by Stephen Mumford

    Series: Russell on...

    Is the world of appearances the real world?Are there facts that exist independently of our minds?Are there vague objects?Russell on Metaphysics brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of Russell's writing on metaphysics in one volume. Russell's major and lasting contribution to...

    Published February 13th 2003 by Routledge

  9. The Selected Letters of Bertrand Russell, Volume 1

    The Private Years 1884-1914, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Griffin

    Those who knew the famous philosopher Bertrand Russell at the turn of the century referred to him as 'the Day of Judgement'. This acclaimed selection of his early letters, available in paperback for the first time, reveals the full scope of Russell's life and innermost thoughts up to the First...

    Published August 22nd 2002 by Routledge

  10. The Selected Letters of Bertrand Russell, Volume 2

    The Public Years 1914-1970

    Edited by Nicholas Griffin

    This long-awaited second volume of Russell's best letters reveals the inner workings of a philosophical genius and an impassioned campaigner for peace and social reform. The letters, only three of which have been published before, cover most of Russell's adult life, a period in which he wrote over...

    Published August 22nd 2002 by Routledge

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