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Riassunto: This collection of essays and stories by Bertrand Russell, the influential modern philosopher, is divided into four distinct parts. The first part is devoted to six essays on the books that influenced him in youth, broadly speaking from the age of 15 to the age of 21. For Russell, this was a time when each book was an adventure and enormously important to him when first exploring the world and trying to determine his attitude towards it. The writers whom he selects for discussion are Shelley, Turgenev, Ibsen, Milton, certain historians (especially Gibbon) and the great mathematical writers.
The second part of the book is devoted to essays on politics and education. The third part consists of divertissements, parables, nightmares and dreams, the dreams being recorded exactly as dreamt and in no way decorated or improved. The final section of the book contains 11 essays and addresses on peace and war, which include some of Russell's famous public pronouncements on nuclear warfare and international tension. Rich in wit and humor, Fact and Fiction is a highly characteristic Russell book, demonstrating the great width of his interests and the depth of his convictions.
First published in 1961, Fact and Fiction is a collection of Bertrand Russell?s essays that reflect on the books and writings that influenced his life, including fiction, essays on politics and education, divertissements and parables. Also broaching on the highly controversial issues of war and peace, it is in this classic collection that Russell states some of his most famous pronouncements on nuclear warfare and international relations. It is a remarkable book that provides valuable insight into the range of interests and depth of convictions of one of the world?s greatest philosophers.
Titolo: Fact and Fiction
Casa editrice: Routledge
Data di pubblicazione: 1961
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Routledge, 1961. Condizione libro: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP89766424
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR008172117
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, 1961. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Stated first printing, exlibrary copy. Text is clean. Binding is strong with just a hint of a lean. Boards are straight. Dust jacket is very good protected in plastic sleeve. All items packaged promptly with care. Codice libro della libreria 20190
Descrizione libro Routledge. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0043000118 1962 1st US edition, 1st printing; book is VG, DJ chipped spine bottom, rest is VG. mylar DJ cover added. Codice libro della libreria SKU1017647
Descrizione libro Routledge, 1961. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 43000118