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User Review  - uufnn - LibraryThing

Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. His life was marked by controversy, which included being fired from Trinity College and Cambridge in England and also ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

Since its first publication in 1945? Lord Russell's A History of Western Philosophy has been universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject -- unparalleled in its ... Read full review

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User Review  - KidSisyphus - LibraryThing

I've been working on this for months, which is no big deal because the book has independent sections covering each philosophical epoch and its representative philosophers. Russell is dry but ... Read full review

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User Review  - tungsten_peerts - LibraryThing

Bertrand Russell is one of my heroes; however, this is far from his best work. Amazingly for him, it manages to be rather ... shallow. Perhaps that is inevitable, given the amount of ground it attempts to cover. Read full review

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User Review  - davidpwithun - LibraryThing

In a word: awesome. This book is the best introduction to Western thought (which means: to the Western mind and the way it thinks) that I have yet read. Russell does an excellent job in his choice of ... Read full review

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User Review  - ehines - LibraryThing

I don't think for a moment that Russell is trying to be fair in this philosophical overview, but it makes for good reading, and he does give you his take on a wide range of philosophical and political issues over this long & detailed trip through the history of philosophy up to his own time. Read full review

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User Review  - robertg69 - LibraryThing

Wonderful writing telling us about the essence of Western philosophy and philosophers. I paid the equivalent of $5 CDN in China for this softcover volume. Read full review

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User Review  - missravenx - LibraryThing

Important and inspiring. I actually listened to the audio book, which took a week. And to my surprise, at the end of each day I found myself reluctant to turn it off. In gulping it down so quickly I ... Read full review

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User Review  - neurodrew - LibraryThing

I started this book after having it on my shelves since college, although I vaguely remember a spasm of self improvement in which I had read the first chapter. I spent many airplane hours with a copy ... Read full review

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User Review  - yapete - LibraryThing

Still one of the best introductions to western philosophy. Read full review


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