Marriage and Morals

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1970 - Family & Relationships - 316 pages
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Russell's approach to sex and love is based on the realities of need and desire, rather than on ancient tribal and religious taboos. Marriage and Morals is a clear, unbiased look at morality, a morality that is simply one aspect of Russell's lifelong opposition to restrictive dogma and an affirmation of his unshakeable faith in the adequacy of man and the power of human intellect.

"Sufficient dynamite to blast a carload of ordinary sex popularizers from the face of the earth . . . deals most competently and completely with practically every ramification of sex and sex life and occurs in modern sociology and psychology." —New York Post

"Fundamental and clear, unbiased and persuasive. Russell writes as a humanist, defending the happiness of man against many moral prejudices, advocates his changes lucidly and wittily." —Time

 

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User Review  - Jaffered - Goodreads

Very insightful. Plenty of trivia. It's a pity, it's the only book of Russel a non-mathematician would ever get to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Elham - Goodreads

I knew Bertrand Russell first through his autobiography and then some of his essays and Religion and science. This book I think had probably a revolutionary effect in its own time when there were ... Read full review

Contents

WHY A SEXUAL ETHIC IS NECESSARY
3
WHERE FATHERHOOD IS UNKNOWN
14
THE DOMINION OF THE FATHER
25
PHALLIC WORSHIP ASCETICISM AND SIN
33
CHRISTIAN ETHICS
44
ROMANTIC LOVE
63
THE LIBERATION OF WOMEN
78
THE TABOO ON SEX KNOWLEDGE
93
TRIAL MARRIAGE
156
THE FAMILY AT THE PRESENT DAY
168
THE FAMILY IN INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOLOGY
189
THE FAMILY AND THE STATE
204
DIVORCE
221
POPULATION
240
EUGENICS
254
SEX AND INDIVIDUAL WELLBEING
273

THE PLACE OF LOVE IN HUMAN LIFE
119
MARRIAGE
120
PROSTITUTION
145
THE PLACE OF SEX AMONG HUMAN VALUES
286
CONCLUSION
303
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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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