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In Praise of Idleness
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Table of Contents

1. In Praise of Idleness 2. 'Useless' Knowledge 3. Architecture and Social Questions 4. The Modern Midas 5. The Ancestry of Fascism 6. Scylla and Charybdis, or Communism and Fascism 7. The Case for Socialism 8. Western Civilisation 9. On Youthful Cynicism 10. Modern Homogeneity 11. Men versus Insects 12. Education and Discipline 13. Stoicism and Mental Health 14. On Comets 15. What is the Soul?

About the Author

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). The leading British philosopher of the twentieth century, who made major contributions in the areas of logic and epistemology. Politically active and habitually outspoken, his ethical principles twice led to imprisonment.

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'A book full of rich, stimulative thought, with plenty of scope for disagreement.' - The Guardian 'Invariably intelligent, stimulating and lucid.' - The Listener 'There is not ... a page which does not provoke argument or thought.' - The Sunday Times

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