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The basic writings of Bertrand Russell

Published by Routledge in Abingdon, Oxon, [England], New York .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Autobiographical asides
My religious reminiscences
My mental development
Adaptation: an autobiographical epitome
Why I took to philosophy
The Nobel Prize winning man of letters (essayist and short story writer)
How I write
A free man's worship
An outline of intellectual rubbish: a hilarious catalogue of organized and individual stupidity
The metaphysician's nightmare
The philosopher of language
Sentences, syntax, and parts of speech
The uses of language
The cult of "common usage"
The logician and philosopher of mathematics
Symbolic logic
On induction
Preface to Principia mathematica
Introduction to Principia mathematica
Summary of part III, Principia mathematica
Summary of part IV, Principia mathematica
Summary of part V, Principia mathematica
Summary of part VI, Principia mathematica
Introduction to the second edition, Principia mathematica
Mathematics and logic
The validity of inference
Dewey's new logic
John Dewey
The epistemologist
Knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge
By description
Theory of knowledge
Epistemological premisses
The metaphysician
Materialism, past and present
Language and metaphysics
The retreat from Pythagoras
Historian of philosophy
Philosophy in the twentieth century
Aristotle's logic
St Thomas Aquinas
Currents of thought in the nineteenth century
The philosophy of logical analysis
The psychologist
Psychological and physical causal laws
Truth and falsehood
Knowledge behaviouristically considered
The moral philosopher
Styles in ethics
The place of sex among human values
Individual and social ethics
"What I believe"
The expanding mental universe
The philosopher of education
The aims of education
Emotion and discipline
The functions of a teacher
The philosopher of politics
The reconciliation of individuality and citizenship
Philosophy and politics
Politically important desires
Why I am not a communist
The philosopher in the field of economics
Dialectical materialism
The theory of surplus value
The philosopher of history
On history
The materialistic theory of history
History as an art
The philosopher of culture: East and West
Chinese and Western civilization contrasted
Eastern and Western ideals of happiness
The philosopher of religion
The essence of religion
What is an agnostic?
Why I am not a Christian
Can religion cure our troubles?
The philosopher and expositor of science
Physics and neutral monism
Science and education
Limitations of scientific method
The new physics and relativity
Science and values
Non-demonstrative inference
The analyst of international affairs
The taming of power
If we are to survive this dark time
What would help mankind most?
Current perplexities
World government
The next half-century
Life without fear
Science and human life
Open letter to Eisenhower and Khrushchev
Man's peril
Methods of settling disputes in the nuclear age.

Edition Notes

Originally publishedas: Basic writings, 1903-1959, London : George Allen & Unwin, 1961.

Includes index.

Series Routledge classics


Dewey Decimal Class 192
Library of Congress B1649 .R91 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library OL22696754M
Internet Archive basicwritingsber00russ_468
ISBN 13 9780415472388
LC Control Number 2008052126
Goodreads 6380357

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