In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

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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. With characteristic clarity and humour, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs. 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, 'In Praise of Idleness' is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.This would enable them to maintain the a#39;affectiona#39; and a#39;spontaneous pleasure in the presence of childrena#39; required for a ... to be led by these impulses in constructive ways, however, the child needs the mediating influence of self- discipline.


Title:In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004
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