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November 23, 2012 | History

In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays 13 editions

Cover of: In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
About the Book

This is a collection of essays by Bertrand Russell first published in 1935. In the 1932 essay which gives the title to the volume, Russell propose people work for a maximum of 4 hours-per-day to think, socialise, etc. Other essays treat about sociology, philosophy and economy and also technical architectural problems are discussed in a social frame proposing solutions.

CONTENTS (original edition)

Preface

I In praise of idleness (1932)

II "Useless" knowledge

III Architecture and social questions

IV The modern Midas

V The ancestry of fascism

VI Scylla and Charybdis; or, communism and fascism

VII The case for socialism

VIII Western civilization

IX On youthful cynicism (1929)

X Modern homogeneity (1930)

XI Men versus insects (1933)

XII Education and discipline

XIII Stoicism and mental health (1928)

XIV On comets

XV What is the soul?

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June 1981, Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited (Australia)
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
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1976, Unwin Paperbacks
In praise of idleness, and other essays
in English
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September 28, 1972, Simon & Schuster
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
Hardcover in English
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1996, Routledge
In praise of idleness and other essays
in English
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1942, George Allen and Unwin
In praise of idleness and other essays
in English
Cover of: In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
June 1981, Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited (Australia)
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
Paperback
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1935, Allen and Unwin
In praise of idleness, and other essays.
in English
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September 1984, Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited (Australia)
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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1935, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
In praise of idleness and other essays
in English
Cover of: In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
September 1984, Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited (Australia)
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
in English
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2004, Routledge
In praise of idleness and other essays
in English
Cover of: In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
December 1994, Routledge
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
in English
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