In Praise of Idleness : And Other Essays, Paperback

In Praise of Idleness : And Other Essays Paperback

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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.

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, this is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780415325066



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