What I Believe : Routledge Great Minds
Publication Date: 2 July 2013
Bertrand Russell believed that the good life was one 'inspired by love and guided by knowledge.' In this classic essay Russell offers a brilliant statement of some of the central beliefs and arguments underpinning his philosophy as a whole, from the disinterested pursuit of truth and the pros and cons of modern science, to his warning that religion offers no comfort in the face of an indifferent universe. Showing Russell at his very best this edition also includes two additional essays, 'How I Write' and 'Why I Took to Philosophy', where Russell offers sage advice to the aspiring writer and some fascinating autobiographical insights into what drew him to philosophy as a young boy.
About the Author
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970). Philosopher, mathematician, educational and sexual reformer, pacifist, prolific letter writer, author and columnist, Bertrand Russell was one of the most influential and widely known intellectual figures of the twentieth century. In 1950 he was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1950 for his extensive contributions to world literature and for his "rationality and humanity, as a fearless champion of free speech and free thought in the West."