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In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays (Routledge Classics) - Bertrand Russell, Anthony Gottlieb
In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays (Routledge Classics)
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Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise of Idleness, a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason. From a devastating... show more
Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise of Idleness, a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason. From a devastating critique of the ancestry of fascism to a vehement defence of 'useless' knowledge, with consideration given to everything from insect pests to the human soul, this is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780415325066 (0415325064)
Publisher: Routledge
Pages no: 171
Edition language: English
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