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Ensayos Impopulares by Bertrand Rusell; Bertrand Russell at – ISBN – ISBN – Edhasa – – Softcover. “Ensayos impopulares”. Bertrand Russell. 5 likes. Book. Ensayos Impopulares: Bertrand Rusell, Bertrand Russell: Books –

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Russell is a well-known rationalist thinker and atheist and his views are driven by the common sense dictum that one should only believe that which has sufficient supporting, scientific evidence. Aug 08, Adam Jacobs rated it it was amazing. View all 5 comments. Another great choice by Impopu,ares. The danger Russell underestimated was environmental degradation and man-made climate change.

People who are vigorous and brutal often find war enjoyable, provided that it is a victorious war and that there is not too much interference with rape and plunder. The man is just a deluded asshole, and his essence i,populares probably just seeping out of his pores or something. Dec 23, Ali Faqihi rated it liked it. A certain degree of isolation both in space and time is essential to generate the independence required for the most important work; there must be something which is felt to be of more importance than the admiration of the contemporary crowd.

A book I return to.

Unpopular Essays

Because of their age, they are dated, but unfortunately humanity often repeats its Sometimes its difficult but necessary to buck the general consensus and the popular viewpoint. Russell’s concern in these essays is how are we going to survive as a planet. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.


Perhaps as unpopular as they are transformative, Russell’s essays collected under this title profess to dispel many myths that the general run of human beings raised in the twentieth century took, and still take for granted. Fearless against past “authorities” Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Marx etc Russel uses logic and observation against nonsense philosophy, religion, superstitions, xenophobia, misogyny and other dogmatic beliefs of his time.

russdll Feb 07, Jesse rated it it was amazing. For me the most valuable learning from these essays is Russel’s view on the responsibilities of teachers and the industrialized education system. This book has impoplares to offer relating to pursuits impopulwres objectivity, One of the few satirical philosophy books that I’ve read. Each is the result of a powerful mind giving free range over the analysis of various subjects.

Russell’s unpopularity perhaps began when he spoke out against WWI and Britain’s role in it. He goes after ancient philosophers, that Plato’s Republic should have been admired on its political side by decent people is perhaps the most astonishing example of literary snobbery in all historybut also modern ones as well.

The best essay in this collection is “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”.

This would make the spectators s “I think that the evils that men inflict on each other, and by reflection upon themselves, have their main source in evil passions russell than in ideas or beliefs. Russel’s fight against dogmatism and grim future predictions had timeless wisdom in them.


This is a great help in persuading people that wars are righteous. They date from the early ‘s to around the end of WWI.

This first quote goes to the heart of many of our current problems: Sep 07, ZaRi added it Shelves: All in all it was a great read from a great mind. I berrand he doesn’t miss his copies of these, but since he doesn’t trust computers, he’ll never know I have it. I think he overstates the case that empiricism leads to democracy.

Editions of Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

Jan 21, Bryce Johnson rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is kind of like common sense to some, or utter bullshit and the kind of thinking that is wrong with this dirty humanist infected enaayos of ours to others. Perhaps in his dedication to empiricism he’s not entirely sure of any of his own beliefs, but he believes that some ideas are certain enough to be very useful, and ought to be defended with conviction.