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Philosophical Essays

Philosophical Essays

1994 ·
·3.77·84 Ratings ·160 Pages
“ Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ” ― Mahatma Gandhi
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  • An Inquiry Into Meaning and Truth

    1996·
    ·4·83 Ratings
    Bertrand Russell is concerned in this book with the foundations of knowledge. He approaches his subject through a discussion of language, the relationships of truth to experience and an investigation into how knowledge of the structure of language helps o
  • The Philosophy of Logical Atomism

    1998·
    ·3.65·185 Ratings
    Taken from a series of influential lectures delivered by Russell during the second decade of the twentieth century, this is a brilliant introduction to logical atomism and its application to ontology and epistemology.
  • The ABC of Relativity

    2001·
    ·3.89·669 Ratings
    Ask a dozen people to name a genius and the odds are that 'Einstein' will spring to their lips. Ask them the meaning of 'relativity' and few of them will be able to tell you what it is.The basic principles of relativity have not changed since Russell firs
  • Bertrand Russell Speaks His Mind

    1974·
    ·3.7·84 Ratings
    Bertrand Russell Speaks His Mind, interviewed by Woodrow Wyatt 1959; Transcript of a Television Series/VanCon Productions, Copyright 1960 by The World Publishing Company.
  • Unpopular Essays

    1996·
    ·4.13·820 Ratings
    In this volume 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 century.
  • Mysticism and Logic

    2004·
    ·3.83·323 Ratings
    10 brilliant essays by a Nobel Prize-winning philosopher challenge romantic mysticism and promote a scientific view of society and nature. Russell explains his theory of logical atomism in these witty, cogent writings, which include popular treatments of
  • Our Knowledge of the External World

    1993·
    ·3.94·147 Ratings
    'Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and acheived fewer results than any other branch of learning ... I believe that the time has now arrived when this unsatisfactory state of affairs can be brought to an end' - Bertrand Russell
  • Power

    1938·
    ·3.87·268 Ratings
    The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth & Freud in sex, Russell finds in power. Power, he argues, is the species' ultimate goal, & is, in its many guises, the single most important element in the development of any society. Writing in th
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