In Praise of Idleness : And Other Essays
by Bertrand Russell and Russell Bertrand and Anthony Gottlieb


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780415325066
  • ISBN-10: 0415325064
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: April 2004
  • Page Count: 200
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.16 x 0.61 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds

Series: Routledge Colloquials (Paperback)

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