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Mortals and Others, Volume I
American Essays 1931-1935

ISBN 9780415125857
Published September 20, 1996 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

This collection of essays and journalism cover a wide range of topics, from balancing prosperity and public expenditure or the mental differences between boys and girls to 'who may use lipstick'. Mortal and Others shows the serious and non-serious side of Russell's personality and work. It provides a lively and revealing introduction to Russell's thought for all readers.
First published in 1975, Mortals and Others is at last available in paperback with a new introduction by John Slater.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 On Jealousy; Chapter 2 Sex and Happiness; Chapter 3 Tourists; Chapter 4 The Menace of Old Age; Chapter 5 In Praise of Artificiality; Chapter 6 Who May Use Lipstick?; Chapter 7 The Lessons of Experience; Chapter 8 Hope and Fear; Chapter 9 Are Criminals Worse than Other People?; Chapter 10 The Advantages of Cowardice; Chapter 11 The Decay of Meditation; Chapter 12 Marriage; Chapter 13 On Being Good; Chapter 14 Who Gets Our Savings?; Chapter 15 Children; Chapter 16 On Politicians; Chapter 17 Keeping Pace?; Chapter 18 On Snobbery; Chapter 19 Whose Admiration Do You Desire?; Chapter 20 On National Greatness; Chapter 21 Is the World Going Mad?; Chapter 22 Are We Too Passive?; Chapter 23 Why We Enjoy Mishaps; Chapter 24 Does Education Do Harm?; Chapter 25 Are Men of Science Scientific?; Chapter 26 Flight from Reality; Chapter 27 Illegal?; Chapter 28 On Optimism; Chapter 29 As Others See Us; Chapter 30 Taking Long Views; Chapter 31 On Mental Differences Between Boys and Girls; Chapter 32 On the Fierceness of Vegetarians; Chapter 33 Furniture and the Ego; Chapter 34 Why Are We Discontented?; Chapter 35 On Locomotion; Chapter 36 Of Co-operation; Chapter 37 Our Woman Haters; Chapter 38 The Influence of Fathers; Chapter 39 On Societies; Chapter 40 On Being Edifying; Chapter 41 On Sales Resistance; Chapter 42 Should Children Be Happy?; Chapter 43 Dangers of Feminism; Chapter 44 On Expected Emotions; Chapter 45 On Modern Uncertainty; Chapter 46 On Imitating Heroes; Chapter 47 On Vicarious Asceticism; Chapter 48 On Labelling People; Chapter 49 On Smiling; Chapter 50 Do Governments Desire War?; Chapter 51 On Corporal Punishment; Chapter 52 If Animals Could Talk; Chapter 53 On Insularity; Chapter 54 On Astrologers; Chapter 55 On Protecting Children from Reality; Chapter 56 The Decay of Intellectual Standards; Chapter 57 Pride in Illness; Chapter 58 On Charity; Chapter 59 On Reverence; Chapter 60 On Proverbs; Chapter 61 On Clothes; Chapter 62 Should Socialists Smoke Good Cigars?; Chapter 63 A Sense of Humour; Chapter 64 Love and Money; Chapter 65 Interest in Crime; Chapter 66 How to Become a Man of Genius; Chapter 67 On Old Friends; Chapter 68 Success and Failure; Chapter 69 On Feeling Ashamed; Chapter 70 On Economic Security; Chapter 71 On Tact; Chapter 72 Changing Fashions in Reserve; Chapter 73 On Honour; Chapter 74 The Consolations of History; Chapter 75 Is Progress Assured?; Chapter 76 Right and Might; Chapter 77 Prosperity and Public Expenditure; Chapter 78 Public and Private Interests;

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