Unpopular Essays

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Routledge, Mar 4, 2009 - Philosophy - 200 pages

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.


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Philosophy for Laymen
The Future of Mankind
Philosophys Ulterior Motives
The Superior Virtue of the Oppressed
On Being Modernminded
An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
The Functions of a Teacher
Ideas that Have Helped Mankind
Ideas that Have Harmed Mankind
Eminent Men I Have Known
Obituary 1937

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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). The leading British Philosopher of the twentieth century, who made major contributions to the area of logic and epistemology. Politically active and habitually outspoken, his ethical principles twice lead to imprisonment.