on 9 September 2013
A big book in more ways than one.
What distinguishes Russell is his ability to put great wisdom into very clear writing that is fairly easy to understand.
His style is unpretentious and goes right to the heart of the matter, combining a powerful intellect and a mastery of the English language.
He comes across as a humanist and liberal in favour of the ordinary man and woman and against religious dogma and the authoritarian state.
And aside from some academic philosophical subjects he deals with practical issues that are highly relevant to the times we live in today.
Every time I take this off the bookshelf it inspires and impresses me.
on 26 August 2015
A large tome by any standards, but what treasures lie within!! I first became interested in Bertrand Russell after hearing his name in a Peter Cook and Dudley Moore sketch. This book is logically laid out ( no pun intended) and can be read from cover to cover or dipped into, to reveal a fascinating mind. Russell's writing is clear, not condescending and always interesting. This collection of some of his writings is a marvellous introduction, I cannot recommend it highly enough. They really don't make them like him any more!!
on 11 October 2015
An excellent introduction to the writings of Bertrand Russell in a selection of his writings on various matters such as linguistics, politics, history, education, science, religion, ethics, logic and mathematics. The Routledge paperback edition is sturdy, with clear smart font and white paper.