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'Remains unchallenged as the perfect introduction to its subject ... exactly the kind of philosophy that most people would like to read, but which only Russell could possibly have written.' - Ray Monk, University of Southampton, UK
'Beautiful and luminous prose, not merely classically clear but scrupulously honest.' - Isaiah Berlin
'It is a witty bird's-eye view of the main figures in Western thought enlivened by references to the personalities and quirks of the thinkers themselves.' - The Week
'A great philosopher's lucid and magisterial look at the history of his own subject, wonderfully readable and enlightening.' - The Observer
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There is another book called "Philosophy Made Simple" - an appalling title, but a very good book - covers the same ground and is better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ZeroZero
This was a gift for a Philosophy graduate who loved it. As a Psychology graduate myself I found it fascinating as the author is highly thought of in his field. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lord Christopher Isherwood
First thing to realise is that this book is really quite far from being objective. It's *Russell's* history, *his* opinions and *his* judgements. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dario Zee
I thought this was a good book, until i noticed a glaring omission. How the heck can you feature Jean Jacque Russeau and leave out his nemesis and enlightenment giant Francois... Read morePublished 6 months ago by movamental
Hard to start, because the preface section is really apologetic and it is very difficult to engage with.Published 6 months ago by Anon