Portal site for Russellian
by Robert E. Egner (London; Allen & Unwin, 1958. 113 p. 20 cm.)
* Robert E. Egner is a professor of philosophy at Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
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1. Psychology an essay introducing section 'Psychology'
2. Religion an essay introducing section 'Religion'
3. Sex and marriage an essay introducing section 'Sex and marriage'
4. Education an essay introducing section 'Education'
5. Politics an essay introducing section 'Politics'
6. Ethics an essay introducing section 'Ethics'
It is a distinct tribute to the sharp humour and concise clarity of Russell's writing that this selection has resulted in a volume which is both instructive and delighting. The reader versed in Philosophy will enjoy the selections as fully as the reader whose familiarity with the more serious aspects of Philosophy is limited. For the latter group the essays introducing the sections will provide a sufficient background for understanding the context of the quotations. In any event, many of the selections concern topics of broad interest and there are few which cannot be heartily enjoyed by the general reader. After covering this volume it is hoped that the reader will appreciate that serious thought and keen humour make an excellent partnership as well as understand why Russell has been both an influential and controversial figure for more than half a century.