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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: George Allen & Unwin (August 5, 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0048240214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0048240217
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,150,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970). Philosopher, mathematician, educational and sexual reformer, pacifist, prolific letter writer, author and columnist, Bertrand Russell was one of the most influential and widely known intellectual figures of the twentieth century. In 1950 he was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1950 for his extensive contributions to world literature and for his "rationality and humanity, as a fearless champion of free speech and free thought in the West."

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jordan Bell on July 7, 2011
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An excellent collection of essays. Mysticism and Logic: you get a flash of insight, and then when this has passed you try to justify your belief with logic. It's useful to have a vision that you attempt to carry out by diligent work, but the problem with a mystical revelation is that it might be wrong and then you will either waste your time or twist the facts to justify this belief in which you are certain. In this essay Russell also criticizes philosophy based on evolution. Philosophy should not care about whether reality is good or bad, because if we are sure that reality has to be good then we will do a worse job figuring it out. Russell argues that philosophy should be invariant with respect to time, rather than about things evolving in time.

The Place of Science in a Liberal Education: science should be learned not because it's useful directly but because it leads to good habits of thought, a better quality of mind. Education should endeavor to make us see the world as far as possible as it is in itself, rather than from the point of view of personal desire. To understand how the planets move, it is a hindrance to talk about the perfect shape for planets' orbits and then try to show this is consistent with observation. Rather we should earnestly try to understand how they move, and maybe they will move in nice shapes, maybe they won't.

A Free Man's Worship: how to live life without believing in God. How to live knowing that the universe does not have a purpose, rather we have to create out own purpose, and that cosmically we are imperceptibly small.

The Study of Mathematics: mathematics teaches what ideal reasoning is, also teaches that there is some truth in which it is worth believing.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Didaskalex VINE VOICE on November 24, 2004
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"Metaphysics, or the attempt to conceive the world as a whole by means of thought, has been developed, from the first, by the union and conflict of two very different human impulses, the one urging men towards mysticism, the other urging them towards science. Some men have achieved greatness through one of these impulses alone, but the greatest men who have been philosophers have felt the need both of science and of mysticism." B. Russell

Knowledge through Mysticism:

"Science needs no mysticism, neither does mysticism need science; but surely man needs both....Mystics explore our universe through meditation. Nuclear physicists explore it through experimentation and hypothesis. Their paths to the truth could not be more different-but the amazing thing is that in their own ways, the mystics and the scientists are discovering the same truths about our world." (F. Capra)

While knowledge is in the field of epistemology classified within two independent fields: intuitive/conceptual knowledge (a priori knowledge), and empirical knowledge (a posteriori knowledge). Mysticism is mainly concerned with knowledge a priori. Complete and valuable knowledge a posteriori cannot be made without the help of this first basic knowledge a priori, a knowledge revealed from a supernatural source.

Logic of Mysticism!

The celebrated author of 'Why I Am Not a Christian' proves again what J. Danielou stated in 'god and the ways of Knowing'; "Emmanuel Berl said recently that he had never met an atheist, only men who believe in God, without knowing exactly what they believe." This applies perfectly to B. Russell, who boasted to being an atheist, a mystical one!
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