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Mar 22, Mark rated it liked it. Many of its essays were written at the peak of the cold war when concerns about nuclear weapons were at their height. I was about 9 then and found it hilarious.

The idealizing of the victim is useful for a time: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Russel’s fight against dogmatism and grim future predictions had timeless wisdom in them.

Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

I appreciate the idea he has, and maybe he is on to something. To ask other readers questions about Unpopular Essaysplease sign up.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bertranr unfortunate that his same logic led him to believe impouplares the human race would most likely go extinct because of nuclear weapons Three stars because of Russell’s way of pointing out the importance sticking to your guns, keeping your dignity, and saying what you mean, popular or not.

All in all it was a great read from a great mind. Dec 27, Prasad GR rated it it was amazing. Russell crystalizes many solid arguments and provides enjoyable proposals for that of the future, all the while he eloquently balances between cynicism and naivety.


To read these essays is to purify one’s mind of the hazardous and shallow opinions surrounding most human beings, and thereby to come as close to wisdom as the modern skeptical intellect may. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Apr 28, Ron rated it really liked it. He goes after ancient philosophers, 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 historybut also modern ones as well.

A recent example of this is the divisive Iraqi war: Jan 29, Bob rated it really liked it.

The best essay in this collection is “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”. His essays about philosophy and ideas were my favorite part of the book what is and why we need philosophy and especially “Philosophy for Laymen” how to think logically, judge views with unemotional honesty, don’t be victim of populism, get rid of dogma. This is a great read for those who bertrannd much to disagree with about religion, modern-day rhetoric, bertraand the war-hungry desires of nations.

This fact Britain can be proud of, being a country that has produced few public intellectuals in recent history and which looks unlikely to produce another one ever again. But it is not by old error that new error can be combated.

The system must be built up as a grand alliance and if there’s any state that wants to retain its sovereignty but stands no chance against the alliance, then it honestly ought to be invaded for the good of mankind.


Lists eneayos This Book. Three stars because of the dated material, that can be a little difficult to get through unless one is interested in history. Amazon Ensayks Fun stories for kids on the go.

To be fair whenever I see a picture of that fat fuck This is kind of like common sense to some, or utter bullshit gussell the kind of thinking that is wrong with this dirty humanist infected nation of ours to others. He goes after dogmatism, religious and secular.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Russell’s big solution though is a little weird. Because of this, the essays are applicable today. I think he overstates the case that empiricism leads to democracy. However I don’t recall that connection being explicitly made in the essays. The danger Russell underestimated was environmental degradation and man-made climate change. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Unpopular Essays

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 enaayos that I never will. Open Preview See a Problem? Sit back and get ready to laugh until you’re in tears.