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This book has plenty to offer relating to pursuits of objectivity, constructing a more fulfilling society, and being both optimistic but sensible rather than angry and nonsensical. It’s been several years, but I distinctly recall enjoying this text very much, as I do with just about all of Russell’s philosophical works.

Good, enlightening, informative reading. I disagree with some of Russell’s ideas, but the trick is to remember that the essays were written during the cold war. Jan 31, Marios rated it really liked it. He goes after dogmatism, religious and secular. In a way I felt that in a ensayoa his future scenario the unification of world powers would bring a lasting peace happened.

Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

The danger Russell underestimated was environmental degradation and man-made climate change. Wrong-headed but popular notions concerning race, money, education, class, religion, and science are all properly distilled through that supremely skeptical intellect of Russell’s. Jan 23, Maru Kun rated it it was amazing Shelves: A book I return to. Russell writes entertainingly on a variety of political and religious topics – most of the points that he presses about the need to eliminate social and religious bigotry, national aggression and so on are hardly radical and he repeats himself quite a bit from one essay to the next.

Perhaps in his dedication to empiricism he’s not entirely sure of any of his own beliefs, bertradn he believes that some ideas are certain enough to be very useful, and ought to be defended with conviction. I have recently read that the art of short story bertrrand is making a resurgence and so what about the essay?


Editions of Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

However, what he didn’t see that this unification would be delivered by global capitalism instead I stumbled on and read a 66 year-old Finnish translation by Kyllikki Sutinen of the book and reading it in the old fashioned Finnish language urssell the reading experience an authentic feeling. Fearless against past “authorities” Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Marx etc Russel uses logic and observation against nonsense philosophy, religion, superstitions, xenophobia, misogyny and other dogmatic beliefs of his time.

The world changed a lot in the period these essays were written, the s and s, yet there’s still a lot of thematic unity here, the content being very relevant even up until the present day.

His bashings of Hegel make the whole book worth while.

This first quote goes to the heart of many of our current problems: Dec 01, E Sweetman rated it liked it Recommends it for: He advocates a one world government. I do not doubt from this and his other writings that Russell is a genuine progressive that he only wants the greatest freedom and liberty that can be had for mankind as a whole, yet such a rash means really illustrates the force that the idea of a one world government has over people, and if a snsayos philosopher like Russell is flat out willing to openly advocate war in that pursuit, I can only bertramd the amount of duplicity actual ruussell have engaged in since then in the same well intentioned pursuit.

It begins only when the oppressors come to have bad conscience, and this only happens when their power is no longer secure. His sharpest attacks are reserved for Man’s superstitions and particularly for those of the religious variety. Imoppulares best essay in this collection is “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”.

We are suffering not from the decay of theological beliefs but from the loss of solitude.


Quite a bit of this book is how irrationality and ignorance create problems, and stop impopukares meaningful solutions from happening. Although I am willing to bet Russell would have been a demon on Twitter as well, in the first part of this century his thoughtful, rationale and profound essays expressing deeply held humanistic beliefs would be about as welcome to our current leaders as an ensayoa at a Tory Party conference or a ladder at the Mexican border.

Unpopular Essays

I think its related to that belief again, in the inevitability of progress. For me the most valuable learning from these essays is Russel’s view on the responsibilities of teachers and the industrialized education system.

I would hope have given it another star if he’d left out his ridiculous political musings on a world government, though I suppose he did warn the jmpopulares with the title.

Can anyone help with the essay if known?

About as perfect a collection of essays impopulqres one could hope for. The gulf between Impopularrs Russell’s serious and popular writing about philosophy seems particularly wide; I have never undertaken the Principia Mathematica and might do well to admit to myself that I never will.

Dec 01, Tim added it. To be fair whenever I see a picture of that fat fuck This is kind of like common sense to some, or utter bullshit and the kind of thinking that is wrong with this dirty humanist infected nation of ours to others. Sometimes its difficult but necessary to buck the general consensus and the popular viewpoint.