Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) was one of the most formidable thinkers of the modern era. A philosopher, mathematician, educational innovator, champion of intellectual, social and sexual freedom, and a campaigner for peace and human rights, he was also a prolific writer of popular and influential books, essays and lectures on an extensive range of subjects.
This month we will be discussing the third essay in the collection of essays in the book, "Unpopular Essays" by Bertrand Russell. This collection, first published in 1950 covers a range of Russell's more controversial essays, written to combat the growth of dogmatism in the world. Please join with us to read and converse with each other on these important essays in the life and thought of Russell.
Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell - Goodreads
Considered to be one of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century, Bertrand Russell is widely renowned for his provocative writings. These definitive works offer profound insights and forward-thinking perspectives on a changing western society progressively shaped, most significantly, by two world wars, the decline of British imperialism and an evolving moral landscape.