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Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell

Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell - 99 edition

Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780415083010

ISBN10: 041508301X

Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell by Bertrand Russell - ISBN 9780415083010
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
International: No
Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell by Bertrand Russell - ISBN 9780415083010

ISBN13: 9780415083010

ISBN10: 041508301X

Edition: 99

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This comprehensive anthology of Russell's writings brings together his definitive essays from the period 1903 to 1959. It covers the most fertile and lasting work on every significant area he published in. Whether from his seminal work in the philosophies of mathematics and language or in his provocative views on religion and international relations, his wit and seemingly effortless lucidity remain constant throughout the development of his thinking. With over eighty essays divided into seventeen sections, there could be no better introduction to the enormous scope of Russell's thinking or to the depth and brilliance of his genius. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface by Bertrand Russell
Introduction by the Editors
Epigrammatic Insights from the Pen of Russell
Chronological List of Russell's Principal Works
Chronology of the Life of Bertrand Russell
Some Thoughts about Bertrand Russell

Part I: Autobiographical Asides

1. My Religious Reminiscences
2. My Mental Development
3. Adaptation:An Autobiographical Epitome
4. Why I Took to Philosophy

Part II:The Nobel Prize Winning Man of Letters (Essayist and Short Story Writer)

5. How I Write
6. A Free Man's Worship
7. An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish:A Hilarious Catalogue
8. The Metaphysician's Nightmare

Part III:The Philosopher of Language

9. Language
10. Sentences, Syntax, and Parts of Speech
11. The Uses of Language
12. The Cult of 'Common Usage'

Part IV:The Logician and Philosopher of Mathematics

13. Symbolic Logic
14. On Induction
15. Preface to Principia Mathematica
16. Introduction to Principia Mathematica
17. Summary of Part III, Principia Mathematica
18. Summary of Part IV, Principia Mathematica
19. Summary of Part V, Principia Mathematica
20. Summary of Part VI, Principia Mathematica
21. Introduction to the Second Edition, Principia Mathematica
22. Mathematics and Logic
23. The Validity of Inference
24. Dewey's New Logic
25. John Dewey

Part V:The Epistemologist

26. Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description
27. Theory of Knowledge
28. Epistemological Premisses

Part VI The Metaphysician

29. Materialism, Past and Present
30. Language and Metaphysics
31. The Retreat from Pythagoras

Part VII:Historian of Philosophy

32. Philosophy in the Twentieth Century
33. Aristotle's Logic
34. St. Thomas Aquinas
35. Currents of Thought in the Nineteenth Century
36. The Philosophy of Logical Analysis

Part VIII:The Psychologist

37. Psychological and Physical Causal Laws
38. Truth and Falsehood
39. Knowledge Behaviouristically Considered

Part IX:The Moral Philosopher

40. Styles in Ethics
41. The Place of Sex Among Human Values
42. Individual and Social Ethics
43. 'What I Believe'
44. The Expanding Mental Universe

Part X:The Philosopher of Education

45. Education
46. The Aims of Education
47. Emotion and Discipline
48. The Functions of a Teacher

Part XI:The Philosopher of Politics

49. The Reconciliation of Individuality and Citizenship
50. Philosophy and Politics
51. Politically Important Desires
52. Why I am not a Communist

Part XII:The Philosopher in the Field of Economics

53. Property
54. Dialectical Materialism
55. The Theory of Surplus Value

Part XII:The Philosopher of History

56. On History
57. The Materialistic Theory of History
58. History as an Art

Part XIV:The Philosopher of Culture:East and West

59. Chinese and Western Civilization Contrasted
60. Eastern and Western Ideals of Happiness

Part XV:The Philosopher of Religion

61. The Essence of Religion
62. What is an Agnostic?
63. Why I am not a Christian
64. Can Religion Cure our Troubles?

Part XVI:The Philosopher and Expositor of Science

65. Physics and Neutral Monism
66. Science and Education
67. Limitations of Scientific Method
68. The New Physics and Relativity
69. Science and Values
70. Non-Demonstrative Inference

Part SVII:The Analyst of International Affairs

71. The Taming of Power
72. If We are to Survive this Dark Time-
73. What Would Help Mankind Most?
74. Current Perplexities
75. World Government
76. The Next Half-Century
77. Life Without Fear
78. Science and Human Life
79. Open Letter to Eisenhower and Khrushchev
80. Man's Peril
81. Methods of Settling Disputes in the Nuclear Age