'Devastating in its use of cold logic.' - The Independent
'The most robust as well as the most witty infidel since Voltaire and he can not fail to sharpen men's sense of what is entailed both in belief and unbelief.' - The Spectator
'What makes the book valuable is life-long uncompromising intellectual honesty.' - Times Literary Supplement--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, Viscount Amberley, born in Wales, May 18, 1872. Educated at home and at Trinity College, Cambridge. During World War I, served four months in prison as a pacifist, where he wrote Introduction To Mathematical Philosophy. In 1910, published first volume of Principia Mathematica with Alfred Whitehead. Visited Russia and lectured on philosophy at the University of Peking in 1920. Returned to England and, with his wife, ran a progressive school for young children in Sussex from 1927-1932. Came to the United States, where he taught philosophy successively at the University of Chicago, University of California at Los Angeles, Harvard, and City College of New York. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Has been active in disarmament and anti-nuclear-testing movements while continuing to add to his large number of published books which include Philosophical Essays (1910); The ABC of Relativity (1925); A History of Western Philosophy (1946); Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits (1948); and The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1967). For a chronological list of Russell's principal works see The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell (Simon and Schuster).See all Editorial Reviews
I could never review a book written by such a brilliant mind!Published 6 days ago by Cesar Primo Paterno
author has a point. he debunked the five proofs of the existence of God by using his classic omniscient and omnipotent arguments. forbidden book among christians. no surprise.Published 20 days ago by Dorothy Cabrera
I couldn't give less than four stars to any book that reasonably tries to argue the atheist position (or more accurately, lack of a position). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gets Around
Russel debunked the "dogma" of Aquinas' 5 proofs by providing counter-arguments on every point. Read morePublished 1 month ago by timothy goguen