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In this volume of essays Bertrand Russell is concerned to combat, in one way or another, the growth of dogmatism, whether of the Right or of the Left, which has hitherto characterised our tragic century. This serious purpose inspires them even if, at times, they seem flippant; for those who are solemn and pontifical. In subject they range from Philosophy for the Layman, The Functions of a Teacher, and The Future of Mankind to an Outline of Intellectual Rubbish, Ideas that have ...
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Overview

In this volume of essays Bertrand Russell is concerned to combat, in one way or another, the growth of dogmatism, whether of the Right or of the Left, which has hitherto characterised our tragic century. This serious purpose inspires them even if, at times, they seem flippant; for those who are solemn and pontifical. In subject they range from Philosophy for the Layman, The Functions of a Teacher, and The Future of Mankind to an Outline of Intellectual Rubbish, Ideas that have helped Mankind and Ideas that have Harmed Mankind.

Written with grace, lucidity and high spirits, these assorted essays combat dogmatism of all kinds by discussing moral philosophy and giving serene irreverence where it is due.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781258161804
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 0.40 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface 9
1 Philosophy and Politics 11
2 Philosophy for Laymen 32
3 The Future of Mankind 45
4 Philosophy's Ulterior Motives 56
5 The Superior Virtue of the Oppressed 69
6 On Being Modern-minded 76
7 An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish 82
8 The Functions of a Teacher 124
9 Ideas that have Helped Mankind 137
10 Ideas that have Harmed Mankind 160
11 Eminent Men I Have Known 181
12 Obituary 188
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