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Philosophical Essays

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In Philosophical Essays by Bertrand Russell, readers are treated to a collection of thought-provoking and insightful essays that cover a wide range of philosophical topics. Russell's writing is clear and concise, making complex ideas accessible to readers of all backgrounds.

Throughout the book, Russell tackles important questions about ethics, religion, and the nature of reality. His arguments are well-reasoned and supported by his vast knowledge of philosophy and logic. One of the strengths of the book is Russell's ability to take difficult concepts and break them down into easily digestible pieces, allowing readers to follow along and engage with his ideas.

One of the standout essays in the collection is "A Free Man's Worship," in which Russell explores the idea of finding meaning and purpose in a seemingly indifferent universe. This essay, like many others in the book, forces readers to confront their own beliefs and assumptions, making them question their own views on life and existence.

Overall, Philosophical Essays is a must-read for anyone interested in philosophy or looking to expand their understanding of the world. Russell's writing is timeless and his ideas are as relevant today as they were when he first penned them. This book is a valuable addition to any library and is sure to spark lively discussions and debates among readers.

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Six out of seven essays appearing here were reprinted from other publications; indeed, this 1910 collection went out of print, so that two of the essays occurring here were reprinted in Russell's 1917 "Mysticism and Logic, and Other Essays". Nonetheless, this essay records Russell's thinking at a critical juncture, just before the publication of Volume I of the co-authored "Principia Mathematica" and just after the passing of the American pragmatist, William James. These essays record Russell's reactions to pragmatism and its theory of truth, as well as the ethical aspects of philosophy suitable for co-existing alongside the new logical method in philosophy, announced subsequently in the 1914 "Our Knowledge of the External World: as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy". - Summary by Landon D. C. Elkind

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