Principles of Social Reconstruction

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This book, originally entitled Why Men Fight, is generally seen as the fullest expression of Russell's political philosophy. Russell argues that after the experience of the Great War the individualistic approach of traditional liberalism had reached its limits. Political theory must be based on the motivating forces of creativity and impulse, rather than on competition. Both are best fostered in the family, in education, and in religion - each of which Russell proceeds to discuss. The ideas expressed in ...
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Overview

This book, originally entitled Why Men Fight, is generally seen as the fullest expression of Russell's political philosophy. Russell argues that after the experience of the Great War the individualistic approach of traditional liberalism had reached its limits. Political theory must be based on the motivating forces of creativity and impulse, rather than on competition. Both are best fostered in the family, in education, and in religion - each of which Russell proceeds to discuss. The ideas expressed in Principles of Social Reconstruction have greatly contributed to Russell's fame as a social critic and anti-war activist. Neither his ideas nor his language have lost their force and topicality over the years. This edition of Principles of Social Reconstruction contains an introduction by Richard A. Rempel, The Bertrand Russell Editorial Project, McMaster University.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781171582090
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface 7
1 The Principle of Growth 9
2 The State 33
3 War as an Institution 55
4 Property 78
5 Education 100
6 Marriage and the Population Question 117
7 Religion and the Churches 137
8 What we can Do 155
Index 172
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