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Auteur: Russell, Bertrand
Titel: In Praise Of Idleness
Sub titel: And Other Essays

Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of `In Praise of Idleness', a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason. With characteristic clarity and humour, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs. From a devastating critique of the ancestry of fascism to a vehement defence of 'useless' knowledge, with consideration given to everything from insect pests to the human soul.
2004, 196 pag., Euro 17,9
Routledge, London, ISBN 9780415325066


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