Russell on Religion: Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell

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Taylor & Francis Group, 1999 - Philosophy - 261 pages
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Russell on Religion presents a comprehensive and accessible selection of Bertrand Russell's writing on religion and related topics from the turn of the century to the end of his life. The influence of religion pervades almost all Bertrand Russell's writings from his mathematical treatises to his early fiction. Russell contends with religion as a philosopher, as a historian, as a social critic and as a private individual. The papers in this volume are arranged chronologically for optimum coherence of the development of Russell's thinking and are divided into five main sections:

* Personal statements
* Religion and Philosophy
* Religion and Science
* Religion and Morality
* Religion and History.

Students at all levels will find this a valuable insight into Russell's thought on religion.

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About the author (1999)

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was born in England and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. His long career established him as one of the most influential philosophers, mathematicians, and social reformers of the twentieth century.

Louis Greenspan is a Professor of Religious Studies at McMaster University, and has authored numerous scholarly articles, as well as Bertrand Russel on Religion: The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russel

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