• Title: Philosophical Essays
  • Author: Bertrand Russell
  • ISBN: 9780415105798
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • Philosophical Essays This collection of essays dates from the first decade of this century and marks an important period in the evolution of Bertrand Russell s thought Now available in paperback for the first time they
    This collection of essays dates from the first decade of this century, and marks an important period in the evolution of Bertrand Russell s thought Now available in paperback for the first time, they display all of Russell s clarity, incisiveness and brilliance of exposition, particularly on matters of ethics and the nature of truth Russell intended the collection to appThis collection of essays dates from the first decade of this century, and marks an important period in the evolution of Bertrand Russell s thought Now available in paperback for the first time, they display all of Russell s clarity, incisiveness and brilliance of exposition, particularly on matters of ethics and the nature of truth Russell intended the collection to appeal to those who take an interest in philosophical questions without having had a professional training in philosophy those people will find these writings just as illuminating today.

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    1. A collection of philosophical essays. Some dealing with ethics a few dealing with the nature of truth and facts and arguing against William James pragmatism and, of course, they added the Essay "A free man's worship". I think they put that one in every collection of his.

    2. I suppose this was a somewhat arbitrary title to pick out after having only read his History of Western Philosophy. However, keeping in mind that the Principia Mathematica is probably his quintessential work, I'll probably just stick to his shorter essays, and possibly Why I Am Not a Christian. Despite having only read what can be considered historiography of philosophy by Russell, I am somewhat familiar with analytic philosophy, what's more, I understand Russell's paradox which seems to be the [...]

    3. I'm a huge fan of Russell, and I really enjoyed this book, but I have to say that it really does require a particular niche. While some Russell (though it may be only a small portion of his work) is good for everybody, this is a particularly technical piece and a heavy focus on some of Russell's contemporaries. The large focus on William James demands some level of historical awareness and the reality is, not everybody has that, or is up for it when looking for reading.It's a great book, but doe [...]

    4. This is the first book i have read for Bertrand Russell, and - as I expected - it did not disappoint me.The essays are eloquent: I did not find almost any challenge in understanding them, at the same time, strong vocab was used: not strange for a writer who was awarded noble prize in literature.The essays had different topics which were a good introduction for me to know Russell's way of philosophical thinking: Element's of ethics, the free man's worship, the study of mathematics, Pragmatism,Wil [...]

    5. probably won't finish it!i bought it because of its translator:شمس الدین ادیب سلطانی

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