In Praise of Idleness - Bertrand Russell (Paperback)

And Other Essays

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In this collection of essays, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs with characteristic clarity and humour. In Praise of Idleness is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.

Product Details

Barcode
9780415325066
Department
Books
Released
2 Feb 2004
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Bertrand Russell
Anthony Gottlieb (Foreward By)
Subtitle
And Other Essays
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Edition
2nd New edition
Series
Routledge Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
196
Dimensions
191 x 127 x 19mm (227g)

Summary

In this collection of essays, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs with characteristic clarity and humour. In Praise of Idleness is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.

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General Subject
Philosophy
BISAC Subject 1
Philosophy / General
BIC Classification 1
History of Western philosophy
Library Subject 1
Social problems.
Library Subject 2
Social problems.
Dewey Classification
301

Author Bio

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

Review Quotes

'A book full of rich, stimulative thought, with plenty of scope for disagreement.' - The Guardian

'Invariably intelligent, stimulating and lucid.' - The Listener

'There is not ... a page which does not provoke argument or thought.' - The Sunday Times