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Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell. Paperbackpages. Obviously, since we are here right now, the situation wasn’t quite as dire as Brtrand though, or at least not as immediate, but it’s not like we are out of the woods yet.
He convincingly notes the common drivers of these fatuous beliefs across epochs to be fear, a need for self-importance, ignorance and socialization. In a piece called “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”, he satirizes russelk of esoteric knowledge – “it is a singular fact that the Great Pyramid always predicts the history of the world accurately up to the date of the book in question, but after that date it becomes less reliable.
Good, enlightening, informative reading. All in all, it’s an easy to read book and also quite entertaining and eye opening especially when reading about old beliefs and prejudices that nowadays seem completely far-fetched!
Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell
In this eussell of essays Russell is concerned to combat, in one way or another, the growth of dogmatism, whether of the Left or of the Right, which has hitherto characterised our tragic russsell. Share your thoughts with other customers. Quotes from Unpopular Essays. Real reality is timeless About as perfect a collection of essays as one could hope for. But ideas and principles that do harm are, as a rule, though not always, cloaks for evil passions.
Want to Read saving…. I hope he doesn’t miss his copies of these, but since he doesn’t trust computers, he’ll never know I have it. My favorite essay was the first, Philosophy and Politics as it’s a topic that fascinates me. This is not surprising in our Age of Celebrity, an age when the charms of Kim Kardashian and the brains of Kanye West are what most people aspire to.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He goes after dogmatism, religious and secular. He goes after ancient philosophers, that Plato’s Republic should have been admired on its political side by decent people is perhaps the most astonishing example of literary snobbery in all historybut also modern ones as well.
Perhaps as unpopular as they are transformative, Russell’s essays collected under this title profess to dispel many myths that the general run of human beings raised in the twentieth century took, and still take for granted.
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Surely one of the masters of this was the redoubtable Bertrand Russell. This would make the spectators s “I think that the evils that men inflict on each other, and by reflection upon themselves, have their main source in evil passions rather than in ideas or beliefs. Mar 19, Sidra added it.
In a way I felt that in a way his future scenario the unification of world powers would bring a lasting peace happened. This fact Britain can be proud of, being a country that has produced few public intellectuals in recent history and which looks unlikely to produce another one ever again.
Russel’s fight against dogmatism and grim future predictions had timeless wisdom in them. The gulf between Bertrand Russell’s serious and popular writing about philosophy seems particularly wide; I have never undertaken the Principia Mathematica and might do well to admit to myself that I never will.
However I don’t recall that connection being explicitly made in the essays. I would hope have given it another star if he’d left out his ridiculous political musings on a world government, though I suppose he did warn the reader with the title. Apr 13, Jake rated it really liked it. I’ve begtrand given too much thought to a one-world government, but if the Evangelicals hate it, then maybe it’s a good thing.
Some of his ideas and opinions are outdated and history has proved them wrong, but he’s sharp and thoughtful. All in all it was a great read from a great mind. Russell is a well-known rationalist thinker and atheist and his views are driven by the common sense dictum that one should only believe that which has sufficient supporting, scientific evidence.
Such ideas would include egalitarianism and the malleability of human nature. If only Russel was alive today. My professor used them to make the class one of the best and most informative history classes I’ve ever taken. In Rush’s case, I don’t know how to justify it.
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He advocates a one world government. This book has plenty to offer relating to pursuits of objectivity, One of the few satirical philosophy books that I’ve read. Good, diverse collection of essays. Can anyone help with the essay if known? Who could have imagined that these quotes would be as relevant today as they were sixty odd years ago?
If he was overly pessimistic about the world coming to an end, he is overly optimistic about a decline in religious manias, silly him thinking that we had grown-up enough to bettrand fairy tales behind, especially apocalyptic ones.