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‘A precious book….a work that is in the highest degree pedagogical which stands above the conflicts of parties and opinion’ – Albert Einstein
'Remains unchallenged as the perfect introduction to its subject ... exactly the kind of philosophy that most people would like to read, but which only Russell could possibly have written.' - Ray Monk, University of Southampton, UK
'Beautiful and luminous prose, not merely classically clear but scrupulously honest.' - Isaiah Berlin
'It is a witty bird's-eye view of the main figures in Western thought enlivened by references to the personalities and quirks of the thinkers themselves.' - The Week
'A great philosopher's lucid and magisterial look at the history of his own subject, wonderfully readable and enlightening.' - The Observer--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I really enjoyed the fact that Russell gives his opinion rather than trying to be artificially objective.
Bertrand Russell's history of western philosophy makes a great reference work to philosophers and philosophy at large.
Bertrand Russell was one of the founding fathers of the analytic tradition of philosophy in the 20th century.
I read this book in University and still refer back to it today.Published 2 months ago by Chas Watkins
Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872–1970) was an influential British philosopher, logician, mathematician, and political activist. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steven H Propp
Come on. Russell's HoWP is so elegantly written, so cogently thought out, so lucidly written, and such a delight in and of itself, what you learn about the HoWP along the way is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tarbox