In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays

Anthony Gottlieb, Bertrand Russell, Howard Woodhouse

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Published: 2nd Feb '04

£16.99

In this collection of essays, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs with characteristic clarity and humour. In Praise of Idleness is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.

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Description

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.222 kg
Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 200