Unpopular Essays

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Philosophy - 190 pages
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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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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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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was born in England and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. His long career established him as one of the most influential philosophers, mathematicians, and social reformers of the twentieth century.

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