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By Bertrand Arthur William Russell

ISBN-10: 156649057X

ISBN-13: 9781566490573

Originally written in 1943 and released in 1957 by means of Philosophical Library, Inc, those full of life essays from probably the most wonderful minds of our time exhibit numerous aspects of the English philosopher’s notion. The name piece exposes the deadliness of the educational method of the prior, and exhibits how the analyzing of heritage could be a brilliant highbrow pleasure.

In “The price of loose Thought,” Russell once more proves himself a ruthless foe of stifling orthodoxy and a fearless champion of unfastened inspiration, unfastened motion and loose speech. Then in a sequence of articles on an issue on the subject of his middle, he explores the impact of atomic physics on such philosophic suggestions as materialism, idealism, determinism and religion. in brief, here's a whole ceremonial dinner of provocative ideas—wise and witty; skeptical and profound—to whet the urge for food of each discriminating reader.

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