In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays

2nd Edition

Bertrand Russell

Routledge
Published February 2, 2004
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780415325066 - CAT# RU27094
Series: Routledge Classics

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Summary

Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise of Idleness, a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason. From a devastating critique of the ancestry of fascism to a vehement defence of 'useless' knowledge, with consideration given to everything from insect pests to the human soul, this is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.

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