Russell: A Very Short Introduction
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DescriptionBertrand Russell (1872-1970) is one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this account of his life and work A. C. Grayling introduces both his technical contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging views on education, politics, war, and sexual morality. Russell is credited with being one of the prime movers of Analytic Philosophy, and with having played a part in the revolution in social attitudes witnessed throughout the twentieth-century world. This introduction gives a clear survey of Russell's achievements across their whole range.
- The most accessible, informative book available on Bertrand Russell
- Gives a clear survey of Russell's achievements across their whole range
- Russell was a public figure whose life and philosophy continually attracts popular attention
- Principia Mathematica was named the most important book of the 20th century, in a Waterstones' survey
About the Author(s)
A. C. Grayling is Reader in Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Supernumerary Fellow, St Anne's College, Oxford. He is author of Wittgenstein in the Very Short Introductions series, as well as An Introduction to Philosophical Logic, The Refutation of Scepticism, and Berkeley: The Central Arguments. He is the editor of Philosophy: A Guide through the Subject and Philosophy 2: Further Through the Subject.