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  1. Bertrand Russell: The Passionate Sceptic

    By Alan Wood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Russell

    ‘Fascinating’, ‘brilliant’, ‘oddly moving’, ‘a warm human picture’ – this biography was enthusiastically received when it came out in 1957. And no wonder. It is not only the lively story of a distinguished man but a lucid account of his work and its significance. The author, who was himself a...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Bertrand Russell's America

    His Transatlantic Travels and Writings. Volume One 1896-1945

    By Barry Feinberg, Ronald Kasrils

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Russell

    Originally published in 1973, this volume documents Bertrand Russell’s travels in America covering the period 1896-1945. It is presented in two halves with the first a biographical account of Russell’s involvement with the United States, with special reference to the seven visits he made there...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Bertrand Russell's America

    His Transatlantic Travels and Writings. Volume Two 1945-1970

    By Barry Feinberg, Ronald Kasrils

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Russell

    Originally published in 1984, this volume documents Bertrand Russell’s travels in America covering the period 1945-1970. It is presented in two halves with the first a biographical account of Russell’s involvement with the United States, with special reference to the seven visits he made there...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Richard Rorty

    Edited by James Tartaglia

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Richard Rorty (1931–2007) remains one of the contemporary world’s most influential thinkers. He has been a major figure in philosophy ever since the publication of his first important paper, ‘Mind-Body Identity, Privacy, and Categories’ in 1965, but it was the release of his seminal Philosophy and...

    Published December 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell Volume 21

    How to Keep the Peace: The Pacifist Dilemma, 1935–38

    By Bertrand Russell

    Edited by Andrew Bone

    Series: The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell

    In Collected Papers 21 Bertrand Russell grapples with the dilemma that confronted all opponents of militarism and war in the 1930s—namely, what was the most politically and morally appropriate response to international aggression. How to Keep the Peace contains some of Russell’s best-known essays,...

    Published April 24th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Today and Tomorrow Mankind and Civilization Volume 2

    The World, the Flesh and The Devil Proteus, or the Future of Intelligence The Next Chapter Kalki or the Future of Civilization

    By Bernal, Lee, Maurois, Radhakrishnan

    Volume 1: The Dance of Civa Collum Originally published in 1927. "It has substance and thought to it." Spectator "A very interesting account of the work of Sir Jagadis Bose." Oxford Magazine This essay suggests that recognition of the ceaseless flow of the Dance of Civa (Life and Death) is...

    Published April 16th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Today & Tomorrow Mankind & Civilization Vol 1

    The Dance of Civa Quo Vadimus? Ethnos or the Problem of Race Tantalus or the Problem of Man

    By Collum, Fournier d'Albe, Schiller, Keith

    Volume 1: The Dance of Civa Collum Originally published in 1927. "It has substance and thought to it." Spectator "A very interesting account of the work of Sir Jagadis Bose." Oxford Magazine This essay suggests that recognition of the ceaseless flow of the Dance of Civa (Life and Death) is...

    Published April 16th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Today and Tomorrow Volume 3 Women, Marriage and the Family

    Birth Control and the State Halcyon, or the Future of Monogamy Hymen or the Future of Marriage

    By Blacker, Brittain, Haire

    Birth Control and the state: a plea and a forecast by C P Blacker A discussion of the arguments for and against Birth Control, considered from the personal, social and international aspects and its bearings upon the future. Halcyon, or the Future of Monogamy by Vera Brittain Examines the...

    Published April 16th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Today and Tomorrow Volume 20 Language and Literature

    Lars Porsena or the Future of Swearing Breaking Priscian's Head or English as She Will be Spoke and Wrote Delphos: The Future of International Language Pomona or the Future of English

    By Graves, Greig, Pankhurst, de Selincourt

    Lars Porsena Or the Future of Swearing Robert Graves Originally published in 1927 "Not for squeamish readers." Spectator "A deliciously ironical affair." Bystander "Humour and style are beyond criticism." Irish Statesman As relevant now as when it was first published, this volume and its...

    Published April 16th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Today and Tomorrow Volume 8 Science and Medicine

    Galatea, or the Future of Darwinism Daedalus, or Science & the Future Automaton, or the Future of Mechanical Man Gallio, or the Tyranny of Science

    By Brain, Haldane, Hatfield, Sullivan

    Galatea, or the Future of Darwinism W Russell Brain Originally published in 1927 "A brilliant exposition…of the evolutionary hypothesis." The Guardian "Should prove invaluable…" Literary Guide This non-technical but closely-reasoned book is a challenge to the orthodox teaching on evolution...

    Published April 16th 2008 by Routledge