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Why I Am Not a Christian And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

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ISBN-10: 0671203231

ISBN-13: 9780671203238

Edition: 1967

Authors: Bertrand Russell

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Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason, Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself -- questions about man's place in the universe and the nature of the good life, questions that involve life after death, morality, freedom, education, and sexual ethics. He brings to his treatment of these questions the same courage, scrupulous logic, and lofty wisdom for which his other work as philosopher, writer, and teacher has been famous. These qualities make the essays included in this book perhaps the most graceful and moving presentation of the freethinker's position since the days of Hume and Voltaire. "I am as firmly…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1967
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 10/30/1967
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.44" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy. Together with Kurt G�del, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century. Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide…    

Editor's Introduction
Why I Am Not a Christian
Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?
What I Believe
Do We Survive Death?
Seems, Madam? Nay, It Is
A Free Man's Worship
On Catholic and Protestant Skeptics
Life in the Middle Ages
The Fate of Thomas Paine
Nice People
The New Generation
Our Sexual Ethics
Freedom and the Colleges
Can Religion Cure Our Troubles?
Religion and Morals
Appendix: How Bertrand Russell Was Prevented from Teaching at The College of the City of New York