One of the great minds of the 20th century, Bertrand Russell explored philosophy, mathematics, and a variety of other intellectual, political, historical, and social issues in his lifetime. In this indispensable and easily accessible guide, drawn from his books and essays, readers will find Russell’s fundamental principles, from objectivity to ontological arguments to logical certainty, in his own words. Russell also explored topics such as war, evil, and the purpose and goal of human existence. Russell’s intellect transcends time and remains a relevant source of inspiration and thought today.
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A string of pearls
This is a long uninterrupted string of loose bits and pieces from Russell`s works, arranged in alphabetical order. Thus, under "A", we have: Abaelard, anarchism, anti-Semitism, aristocracy, Aristotle, art, ascetic, Athens, Augustine, Averroes, Avicenna.
Every single entry would deserve to be held up for close examination, but it just runs along smoothly in a constant flow that demands unfailing attention. We can only take in a few bits, then stop to ponder and eventually come back whenever we feel like spending a few minutes with a great thinker.
Robin Sachs reads in a patient, mellow, polished voice and with perfect pronunciation of names as well as foreign and philosophical terms. Some might call him monotonous perhaps. As for me, I am grateful for every reader who doesn't try to put his own interesting personality above the text, and doesn`t scorch my ears.