In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays (Routledge Colloquials) (Paperback)

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Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise of Idleness, a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason. From a devastating critique of the ancestry of fascism to a vehement defence of 'useless' knowledge, with consideration given to everything from insect pests to the human soul, this is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.

About the Author


Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). The leading British philosopher of the twentieth century, who made major contributions in the areas of logic and epistemology. Politically active and habitually outspoken, his ethical principles twice led to imprisonment.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780415325066
ISBN-10: 0415325064
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2004
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Routledge Colloquials (Paperback)