Along with Why I Am Not a Christian, this essay must rank as the most articulate example of Russell's famed atheism.
It is also one of the most notorious. Used as evidence in a 1940 court case in which Russell was declared unfit to teach college-level philosophy, What I Believe was to become one of his most defining works.
The ideas contained within were and are controversial, contentious and - to the religious - downright blasphemous.
A remarkable work, it remains the best concise introduction to Russell's thought.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 70 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/02/2004
- Category: Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism
- ISBN: 9780415325097