5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
dark side of the moon,
This review is from: History of Western Philosophy (Routledge Classics) (Paperback)
I have read this many times in both love and hatred . In short Russell is a flawed genius. If he took his own advice on Nietzsche and made an emotional response to Friederich's hammerwork maybe he coud have saved himself.
The philosophers absent from the history are pertinent - I can understand the squemishness towards Heidegger, but to leave out both Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard ? And why leave out the inconvenient half of Hume ? and anything from Plato that swims against Russell's stream ?
Definitely a 'whig history' . But an essential read.