The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell Author:Bertrand Russell This is an authorized and representative selection of 81 essays and self-contained excerpts from half a century of Bertrand Russell's work as philosopher, psychologist, historian, mathematician, analyst of international relations, essayist, short story writer and autobiographer. Lord Russell himself has worked with the editors--Lester E. Dennon... more », his appointed bibliographer, and Robert E. Egner, Professor of Philosophy and Northland College, Wisconsin--and contributed a Preface. The volume includes an up-to-date chronological list of Russell's principal works and a chronology of his life.
Among the subjects treated are politics, economics, ethics, the philosophy of language, metaphysics, the history of philosophy, the logic and philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of science, epistemology, education and religion. This is a collection that reflects the depth, the wit and clarity--the extraordinary range and diversity of Lord Russell's lifelong search for truth and human values.« less