In Praise of Idleness

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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.

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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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Weight 0.204 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13.3 × 1.1 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

171

Language

English

Edition

New edition 2

Dewey

301 (edition:22)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F