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On the heels of the Francis Wheem Marx biography, I was quite pleased to immediately come upon this passage, “Hegel’s philosophy was so odd that one would not have expected him ruszell be able to get sane men to accept it, yet he did. This is understandable mistake when considering the time period when the essays were written.
To ask other readers questions about Unpopular Essaysplease sign up. The gulf between Bertrand Russell’s serious and popular writing about russelp seems particularly wide; I have never undertaken the Principia Mathematica and might do well to admit to myself that I never will.
Clever and witty, he says the things that philosphers don’t want to hear but are so true! 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.
Mar 10, Andrew Macfarlane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Old school social critic. Sep 07, ZaRi added it Shelves: Can anyone help with the essay if known? Good, diverse collection of essays.
As I said this is either common sense, or bullshit, depending on what you believe. Some of his ideas and opinions are outdated and history has proved them wrong, but he’s sharp and thoughtful. Preview — Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell.
This would make the spectators s “I think that the evils that men inflict on each other, and by reflection upon themselves, have their main source in evil passions rather than in ideas or beliefs. All in all it was a great read from a great mind. 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.
This is kind of like common sense to some, or utter bullshit and the kind of thinking that is wrong with this dirty humanist infected nation of ours to others.
Thanks for the recall. Written in the early days of the Cold War, he was wrongly convinced that unless something drastic happened we would end up destroying each other by the year In a way I felt that in a way his future scenario the unification of world powers would bring a lasting peace happened. I hope he doesn’t miss his copies of these, but since he doesn’t trust computers, he’ll never know I have it.
He even believes in the grand efficacy of a one world government, as many intellectuals have and continue to do so, but what greatly surprised me is Russell’s open advocacy of the establishment of such a government through force. A few days ago I stumbled upon his works again but was unable to find it anywhere.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He set it out with so much obscurity that people thought it must be profound. The system must be built up as a grand alliance and if there’s any state that wants to retain its sovereignty but stands no chance against the alliance, then it honestly ought to be invaded for the good of mankind.
By enlarging the objects of his thoughts it supplies an antidote to the anxieties and anguish of the present,and makes possible the nearest approach to serenity that is available to a sensitive mind in our tortured and uncertain world.
A case can ipopulares made that all Russell had wrong was the issue. Years ago I read an essay by Bertrand Russell which included an imaginary conversation between a cat and a dog. A thought provoking book.
View all 5 comments. He has good points for why this is necessary, and I nodded along with him, but a one world government is about as realistic at this point as my no-government world. Jan 29, Bob rated it really liked it. My favourite so far though is the inducement to philosophy in the final section of “Philosophy for Laymen”: His essays about philosophy and ideas were my favorite part of the book what is Fearless against past “authorities” Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Marx etc Russel uses impopularess and observation against nonsense philosophy, religion, superstitions, xenophobia, misogyny and other dogmatic beliefs of his time.
Mar 22, Mark rated it liked it. The idealizing of the victim is useful for a time: He goes after ancient philosophers, 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 historybut also modern ones as well. But it is not by rsusell error that new error can be combated.
It would be equally possible to produce a population of sane and reasonable people, but many governments do not wish to do so, since such people would fail to admire the politicians who are at the head of these governments Unpopular Essays is a collection of some of Russell’s unpopular viewpoints.
Who could have imagined that these quotes would be as relevant today as they were sixty odd years ago? Russell’s big solution though is a little weird. At least keep in mind that he had just witnessed two world wars and expected the third one to be fought with nuclear weapons. My professor used them to make the class one of the best and most informative history classes I’ve ever taken.
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There’s an entire essay attacking the idea of the virtue of the oppressed. In Rush’s case, I don’t know how to justify it. Despite the title, I hardly think the ideas stated here were that unorthodox at the time the essays were written, and it provides an interesting perspective of the world and of ensayoz halfway through the 20th century and very late in Russell’s own life.
This leads to the view that deism is unlikely and that modern revealed religions are pure folly. But ideas and principles that do harm are, as a rule, though not always, cloaks for evil passions. Russell writes entertainingly on a variety of political and religious topics – most of the points that he presses about the need to eliminate social and religious bigotry, national aggression and so on are hardly radical and he repeats impipulares quite a bit from one essay to the next.
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.