The Problem of China [NOOK Book]

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According to Wikipedia: Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, pacifist, and social critic. He spent most of his life in England; he was born in Wales where he also died, aged 97. Russell led the British "revolt against idealism" in the early 1900s. He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein, and is widely ...
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The Problem of China

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According to Wikipedia: Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, pacifist, and social critic. He spent most of his life in England; he was born in Wales where he also died, aged 97. Russell led the British "revolt against idealism" in the early 1900s. He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein, and is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. He co-authored, with A. N. Whitehead, Principia Mathematica, an attempt to ground mathematics on logic. His philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy." His work has had a considerable influence on logic, mathematics, set theory, linguistics, and philosophy, especially philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics. Russell was a prominent anti-war activist; he championed free trade and anti-imperialism. Russell went to prison for his pacifist activism during World War I. Later, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler, then criticised Stalinist totalitarianism, attacked the United States of America's involvement in the Vietnam War, and finally became an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament. In 1950, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455404742
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 504 KB

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had never been any of these in any profound sense. He was born in Monmouthshire, into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in Britain.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
I Questions 9
II China before the Nineteenth Century 21
III China and the Western Powers 48
IV Modern China 63
V Japan before the Restoration 86
VI Modern Japan 97
VII Japan and China before 1914 117
VIII Japan and China during the War 130
IX The Washington Conference 149
X Present Forces and Tendencies in the Far East 159
XI Chinese and Western Civilization Contrasted 185
XII The Chinese Character 199
XIII Higher Education in China 214
XIV Industrialism in China 226
XV The Outlook for China 240
Appendix 253
Postscript 256
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    A really interesting book on China. Russell is a very wise man.

    A really interesting book on China. Russell is a very wise man.

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