Bertrand Russell: The Ghost of Madness, 1921-1970, Volume 2

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Vintage, 2001 - Philosophers - 574 pages
The second volume of Russell's biography has at its centre the tragic and moving story of the philosopher's relationship with his son John. It traces Russell's joy at John's birth to his frightened dismay at his collapse into schizoprenia.

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Ray Monk has keen, scholarly aptitude when epitomizing someone so complex as Russell. Although he dredges up much concerning Russell's private life, he does adequately address his philosophy in ... Read full review

BERTRAND RUSSELL: The Ghost of Madness, 1921-1970

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An outstanding conclusion to the story begun in Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921 (1996): the tragedy of a brilliant but flawed thinker who mistreated the humans closest to him while ... Read full review

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Ray Monk is the author of Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius for which he won the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Duff Cooper Award, and Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton.

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