Power: A New Social Analysis / Edition 1

Power: A New Social Analysis / Edition 1

by Bertrand Russell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415325072

ISBN-13: 9780415325073

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth and Freud in sex, Bertrand Russell finds in power. Power, he argues, is man's ultimate goal, and is, in its many guises, the single most important element in the development of any society. Writting in the late 1930s when Europe was being torn apart by extremist ideologies and the world was on the brink of war, Russell

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The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth and Freud in sex, Bertrand Russell finds in power. Power, he argues, is man's ultimate goal, and is, in its many guises, the single most important element in the development of any society. Writting in the late 1930s when Europe was being torn apart by extremist ideologies and the world was on the brink of war, Russell set out to found a 'new science' to make sense of the traumatic events of the day and explain those that would follow.
The result was Power, a remarkable book that Russell regarded as one of the most important of his long career. Countering the totalitarian desire to dominate, Russell shows how political enlightenment and human understanding can lead to peace - his book is a passionate call for independence of mind and a celebration of the instinctive joy of human life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415325073
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
630,636
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Impulse to Power
2. Leaders and Followers
3. The Forms of Power
4. Priestly Power
5. Kingly Power
6. Naked Power
7. Revolutionary Power
8. Economic Power
9. Power over Opinion
10. Creeds as Sources of Power
11. The Biology of Organizations
12. Powers and Forms of Governments
13. Organizations and the Individual
14. Competition
15. Power and Moral Codes
16. Power Philosophies
17. The Ethics of Power
18. The Taming of Power

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