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1st Edition

Authority and the Individual

ISBN 9780415487337
Published August 12, 2009 by Routledge
104 Pages

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Book Description

From Ancient Greek philosophy to the French Revolution to the modern welfare state, in Authority and the Individual Bertrand Russell tackles the perennial questions about the balance between authority and human freedom. With characteristic clarity and deep understanding, he explores the formation and purpose of society, education, moral evolution and social, economical and intellectual progress. First of the famous BBC Reith lectures, this wonderful collection delivers Russell at his intellectual best.

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note Introduction 1. Social Cohesion and Human Nature 2. Social Cohesion and Government 3. The Role of the Individual 4. The Conflict of Technique and Human Nature 5. Control and Initiative: their Respective Spheres 6. Individual and Social Ethics Index

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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). A celebrated mathematician and logician, Russell was and remains one of the most genuinely widely read and popular philosophers of modern times.