10 brilliant essays by a Nobel Prize-winning philosopher and mathematician, Bertrand Russell, challenge romantic mysticism and promote a scientific view of society and nature. Russell explains his... More > theory of logical atomism in these witty, cogent writings, which include popular treatments of religious and educational issues as well as more technical examinations of problems of logic.
As an analytic philosopher, Russell's work focuses on the use of logic and science to explore philosophical ideas. And, conversely, he uses philosophy to study scientific systems and scientific inquiry. He opens the book with "Mysticism and Logic," a discussion of the two major impulses in human and philosophical thought. Here he makes his case for the importance and fundamental necessity for his philosophy. These essays are technical in nature, but students of philosophy and readers will receive a wealth of knowledge for their efforts.< Less