Download The Problems of Philosophy PDF Book by Bertrand Russell. Soft Copy of Book The Problems of Philosophy author Bertrand Russell completely free.
Reviews of : The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell PDF Book
Inside this Book – Bertrand Russell is such a gentleman. He writes in lucid, clear prose filled with insight and occasional brilliance. He manages to compress enormous, complex debates into just a few paragraphs, and belies an encyclopedic knowledge of Western philosophy. The book is a gem, and sparkles with subtlety and charm. But gentlemen can be dry. His prose marches forward but never leaps and dances, his mind is a logical machine impervious to emotion, his philosophy is not a philosophy of life and art, but of knowledge and truth. He has prostrated himself on the altar of logic, and bathed his spirit in the eternal light of rationality. To be a philosopher, for him, is to be a citizen of the universe, to free one’s mind from the ‘shackles’ of custom and history through purgative contemplation. It all sounds very nice.
Inside this book –The Problems of Philosophy PDF Book by Bertrand Russell – I studied Philosophy years ago before moving on to Physics. Recently, my dad (now retired) announced that he might head back to uni to study philosophy to keep his brain ticking over, and I decided to reread my copy of this before loaning it to him as a nice intro, or at least relatively nice – It’s essentially a philosopher’s job to try to be the fussiest and most pedantic person on the planet as far as humanly possible. Still, you can hardly ask for a better guide through the territory than Bertrand Russell, a practical Everyman in a field full of seriously strange people (philosophy really should come with a mental health warning). Reading this now through more of a scientific lens, certain ideas hit harder. Throughout the book, Russell essentially makes the case that it’s not the job of Philosophy (or within its abilities) to ascertain absolute truths about the world, but rather, assess our ‘state of knowledge’ of things and produce a hierarchy or framework, based on the value of each state.
The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell PDF : eBook Information
- Full Book Name – The Problems of Philosophy
- Author of this Book – Bertrand Russell
- Language – English
- Book Genre – Non Fiction, Classics, Philosophy
- Download Format – PDF
- Size – 492.13 KB
- eBook Pages –158
- Price – Free