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Russell: A Very Short Introduction - A.C. Grayling
Russell: A Very Short Introduction
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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this account of his life and work A. C. Grayling introduces both his technical contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging views on education, politics, war, and sexual... show more
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this account of his life and work A. C. Grayling introduces both his technical contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging views on education, politics, war, and sexual morality. Russell is credited with being one of the prime movers of Analytic Philosophy, and with having played a part in the revolution in social attitudes witnessed throughout the twentieth-century world. This introduction gives a clear survey of Russell's achievements across their whole range.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192802583 (0192802585)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions
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A very capable introduction to Russell's thoughts and actions. Grayling did about as good of a job as one could do given the length constraints of the "Very Short Introduction" series. It would be difficult to get too descriptive when one only has 138 pages to deal with everything from Russell's per...
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