( FREE E-PUB ) ☼ Unpopular Essays ☢ MOBI eBook or Kindle ePUB free

( FREE E-PUB ) ♊ Unpopular Essays ⚔ 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


10 thoughts on “Unpopular Essays

  1. Maru Kun Maru Kun says:

    Bertrand Russell was one of the world s best known public intellectuals in the latter half of the last century This fact Britain can be proud of, being a country that has produced few public intellectuals in recent history and which looks unlikely to produce another one ever again.Despite Russell s past popularity his star has shone a little less brightly over the past few decades This is not surprising in our Age of Celebrity, an age when the charms of Kim Kardashian and the brains of Kanye W Bertrand Russell was one of the world s best known public intellectuals in the latter half of the last century This fact Britain can be proud of, being a country that has produced few public intellectuals in recent history and which looks unlikely to produce another one ever again.Despite Russell s pas...


  2. E. G. E. G. says:

    IntroductionPreface Philosophy and Politics Philosophy for Laymen The Future of Mankind Philosophy s Ulterior Motives The Superior Virtue of the Oppressed On Being Modern minded An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish The Functions of a Teacher Ideas that Have Helped Mankind Ideas that Have Harmed Mankind Eminent Men I Have Known Obituary 1937 Index


  3. Greg Greg says:

    This is kind of like common sense 101 to some, or utter bullshit and the kind of thinking that is wrong with this dirty humanist infected nation of ours 101 to others I wish I remember where I saw it, I think it was some Christian website, where they mock humanist ideas and have a picture of a very aged Bertrand Russell, which makes him look pretty frail and ridiculous, and it asks would you trust anything something that looks like this said To be fair whenever I see a picture of that fat fuck This is kind of like common sense 101 to some, or utter bullshit and the kind of thinking that is wrong with this dirty humanist infected nation of ours 101 to others I wish I remember where I saw it, I think it was some Christian website, where they mock humanist ideas and have a picture of a very age...


  4. Slim Khezri Slim Khezri says:

    This work contains 10 essays written between 1935 and 1950, with the common theme being the pernicious impact of dogmatic, unsupportable beliefs By and large, Russell is highly effective in making his case across a broad range of topics, from the debunking of philosophy s giants such as Plato That Plato s Republic should have been admired, on its political side, by decent people is perhaps the most astonishing example of literary snobbery in all history , Aristotle Aristotle, in spite of This work contains 10 essays written between 1935 and 1950, with the common theme being the pernicious impact of dogmatic, unsupportable beliefs By and large, Russell is highly effective in making his case across a broad range of topics, from the debunking of philosophy s giants such as Plato That Plato s Re...


  5. Mark Mark says:

    Sometimes its difficult but necessary to buck the general consensus and the popular viewpoint A recent example of this is the divisive Iraqi war you are, afterall, for us or against us Russell s unpopularity perhaps began when he spoke out against WWI and Britain s role in it.Unpopular Essays is a collection of some of Russell s unpopular viewpoints They date from the early 1900 s to around the end of WWI Because of their age, they are dated, but unfortunately humanity often repeats its Sometimes its difficult but necessary to buck the general consensus and the popular viewpoint A recent example of this is the divisive Iraqi war you are, afterall, for us or against us Russell s unpopularity perhaps began when he spoke out against WWI and Britain s role in it.Unpopular Essays is a collection ...


  6. W W says:

    A thought provoking book.However unpopular they may be,many of Russel s ideas resonate with me.


  7. Bob Bob says:

    The gulf between Bertrand Russell s serious and popular writing about philosophy seems particularly wide I have never undertaken the Principia Mathematica and might do well to admit to myself that I never will On the other hand his writing about philosophy for lay people is widely praised, and on the evidence of this book, understandably so.That is all by way of explaining that I picked this up for light reading on a late night subway trip, a claim which might otherwise seem preposterous.On The gulf between Bertrand Russell s serious and popular writing about philosophy seems particularly wide I have never undertaken the Principia Mathematica and might do well to admit to myself that I never will On the other hand his writing about philosophy for lay people is widely praised, and on the evid...


  8. Jesse Jesse says:

    Perhaps as unpopular as they are transformative, Russell s essays collected under this title profess to dispel many myths that the general run of human beings raised in the twentieth century took, and still take for granted Wrong headed but popular notions concerning race, money, education, class, religion, and science are all properly distilled through that supremely skeptical intellect of Russell s To read these essays is to purify one s mind of the hazardous and shallow opinions surrounding Perhaps as unpopular as they are transformative, Russell s essays collected under this title profess to dispel many myths that the general run of human beings raised in the twentieth century took, and still take for granted Wrong headed but popular notions concerning race, money, education, class, reli...


  9. J J says:

    Good philosophical readings for the bathroom or just before bed If one is already a skeptical humanist as Russell most surely was by the time he collected these essays you re in the choir for his well reasoned but also well thread thoughts on things such as science, religion and the like I would hope have given it another star if he d left out his ridiculous political musings on a world government, though I suppose he did warn the reader with the title.


  10. Μιτς Γιωτίξ Μιτς Γιωτίξ says:

    I disagree with some of Russell s ideas, but the trick is to remember that the essays were written during the cold war Apart from that, it was a good read.