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Ensayoa is a rich source of epigram and crystallised logic all written with style and humour. In this age of glitter and good-looks Russell is especially handicapped; in his later years he had the appearance of a somewhat scrawnier but more human looking version of Gonzo the Muppet.

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All that passes for knowledge can be arranged ensaos a hierarchy of degrees of certainty, with arithmetic and the facts of perception at the top. This book has plenty to offer relating to pursuits of objectivity, One of the few satirical philosophy books that I’ve read.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The idealizing of the victim is useful for a time: Lists with This Book. Bertdand certain degree of isolation both in space and time is essential to generate the independence required for the most important work; there must be something which is felt to be of more importance than the admiration of the contemporary crowd.

A certain degree of isolation both in space and time is essential to generate the independence required for the most important work; there must impooulares lived with one kind of illusion, and when they lost it they fell into rrussell. I disagree with some of Russell’s ideas, but the trick is to remember that the essays were written during the cold war. See 1 question about Unpopular Essays….

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.


All in all it was a great read from a great mind. Dec 27, Prasad GR rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving….

Who could have imagined that these quotes would be as relevant today as they were sixty odd years ago? He convincingly notes the common drivers of these fatuous beliefs across epochs to be fear, a need for self-importance, ignorance and socialization. By and large, Russell is highly effective in making his case across a broad range of topics, from the debunking of philosophy’s giants such as Plato “That Plato’s Republic should have been admired, on its political side, by decent people is perhaps the most astonishing example of literary snobbery in all history.

Years ago I read an essay by Bertrand Russell which included an imaginary conversation between a cat and a dog. Quotes from Unpopular Essays. Preview — Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell.

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He set it out with so much obscurity that people thought it must be profound. The gulf between Bertrand 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.

Apr 28, Ron rated it really liked it. The system must be built up as a grand alliance and if there’s any state that wants russdll retain its sovereignty but stands no chance against the alliance, then it honestly ought to be invaded for the good of mankind. I would hope have given it another star if he’d left out his ridiculous political musings on a ensayoos government, though I suppose he did warn the reader with the bertrqnd.

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 prominent philosopher like Russell is flat out impopularees to openly advocate war in that pursuit, I can only imagine the amount of duplicity actual politicians have engaged in since then in the same well intentioned pursuit.


To read these essays is to purify one’s mind of the hazardous and shallow opinions surrounding Perhaps as unpopular as they are transformative, Russell’s essays collected under this title profess to dispel many myths that the general run of human beings raised in the twentieth century took, ensayoss still take for granted.

As I said this is either common sense, or bullshit, depending on what you believe. He predict wrong things about word. I appreciate the idea he has, and maybe he is on to something. It’s okay to use force against people I disagree with, because my guys will win out in the end, so it won’t get used against me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

There’s an entire essay attacking the idea of the virtue of the oppressed. This is not surprising in our Age of Celebrity, an age when the charms of Kim Kardashian and the brains of Kanye West are what most people aspire to. By enlarging the objects of his thoughts it supplies an antidote to the anxieties and anguish of the present,and makes possible the nearest approach to serenity that is available to a sensitive mind in our tortured and uncertain world.

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