Unpopular Essays

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 190 pages
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.
 

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Joseph Stalin loomed large in the world of power politics when Unpopular Essays was published in 1950. With the arrival of the atomic bomb, Bertrand Russell found that too disturbing to ignore. In his ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
vi
Preface
9
Philosophy and Politics
11
Philosophy for Laymen
32
The Future of Mankind
45
Philosophys Ulterior Motives
56
The Superior Virtue of the Oppressed
69
On Being Modernminded
76
An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
82
The Functions of a Teacher
124
Ideas that have Helped Mankind
137
Ideas that have Harmed Mankind
160
Eminent Men I Have Known
181
Obituary
188
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