Impact of Science On Society - Bertrand Russell (Paperback)

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Description

Previously published: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.

Product Details

Barcode
9781138641150
Department
Books
Released
11 Apr 2016
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Bertrand Russell
Tim Sluckin (Foreward By)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Series
Routledge Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
160
Dimensions
198 x 129mm (147g)

Summary

Many of the revolutionary effects of science and technology are obvious enough. Bertrand Russell saw in the 1950s that there are also many negative aspects of scientific innovation. Insightful and controversial in equal measure, Russell argues that science offers the world greater well-being than it has ever known, on the condition that prosperity is dispersed; power is diffused by means of a single, world government; birth rates do not become too high; and war is abolished. Russell acknowledges that is a tall order, but remains essentially optimistic. He imagines mankind in a 'race between human skill as to means and human folly as to ends', but believes human society will ultimately choose the path of reason.

This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Preface by Tim Sluckin.

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General Subject
Philosophy
BISAC Subject 1
Philosophy / General
BIC Classification 1
Impact of science & technology on society
Library Subject 1
Science - Philosophy
Dewey Classification
100

Author Bio

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970) is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century and a celebrated writer and commentator on social and political affairs.

Review Quotes

`A joy to read' - The Daily Telegraph



'A most beautifully written study which shows Russell at the height of his powers.' - Liverpool Daily Post