Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Human Society in Ethics and Politics” as Want to Read:
Human Society in Ethics and Politics
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Human Society in Ethics and Politics

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In this book Russell gives a logical analysis of ethical concepts and principles. He goes on to relate his ethical conclusions to politics and religion. It is his only extended statement of his later views on ethics.
Paperback
Published 1992 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1954)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Human Society in Ethics and Politics, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Human Society in Ethics and Politics

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Ollie
Sep 15, 2015 Ollie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can always count on Betrand Russell to speak his mind no matter what the consequences may be. And while sometimes he wrote on very specific topics like education or western philosophy, other times he wrote on much broader subjects like in this book Human Society in Ethics and Politics.

I suppose this tendency to speak freely had gained him a reputation for being a curmudgeon of sorts throughout the years, because this book’s aim was to change people’s opinion of Russell, and at its core lies
...more
loafingcactus
The book was written to be accessible and is thus infused with an optimism and engagement which is refreshing after spending time recently on more academic books. The book is also another example of how one can write about philosophy and ethics with seriousness--no one could possibly accuse Russell of not being serious--and also with kindness and good manners.
Remo
Dec 23, 2014 Remo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ensayo, filosofia, 1995
Russell es un gran tipo. Sus razonamientos contra Kant, el parlamentario inglés y otros son realmente mordaces. Es una auténtica luminaria. En esta obra intenta esbozar una ética universal, o al menos describir sus principales características. La política debe basarse en la ética y por ello deja por escrito el autor sus dudas acerca del destino de la humanidad (le entiendo) si los países con poder siguen tolerando y fomentando el odio entre los pueblos. Es un gran libro de una gran mente.
mohammad firouzi
Dec 04, 2015 mohammad firouzi rated it it was ok
این کتاب بر خلاف دو کتاب قبلی که از راسل خوندم پیوستگی خوبی در مطالب نداره. در بخش اخلاق بیش از حد مطالب تکرار میشه و در بخش سیاست صرفا راسل به کوبیدن شوروی و استالین میپردازه و راهکارش برای برون رفت از اون شرایط شعار زده و بدون برنامه جامعه است. کتاب در بخش دوم بیشتر پاورقی هایست از راسل در مورد ویژگیها و نیازهای انسان که از نبود انسجام رنج میبره که شاید مشکل از برگردان کتاب باشه. ...more
Ala'a Alshibani
Ala'a Alshibani rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2017
K James
K James rated it really liked it
Sep 12, 2015
Cem
Cem rated it really liked it
May 24, 2015
Rayed
Rayed rated it it was amazing
Dec 26, 2015
Anish Daolagupu
Jun 04, 2013 Anish Daolagupu rated it it was amazing
<3 Bertrand Russell.
Anirudh Acharya
Anirudh Acharya rated it it was amazing
Jul 05, 2014
Jonathan
Jonathan rated it it was amazing
Aug 26, 2008
Kevin
Kevin rated it really liked it
Sep 02, 2012
fatma rain
fatma rain rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2017
Esteban
Esteban rated it it was amazing
May 17, 2014
Shamim E. Haque
Shamim E. Haque rated it really liked it
Aug 01, 2012
Raven Claw lf
Raven Claw lf rated it really liked it
Mar 24, 2013
Nicolás Campos
Nicolás Campos rated it really liked it
Nov 15, 2016
Marshall
Marshall rated it liked it
Jul 31, 2009
Sujoy Sur
Sujoy Sur rated it it was amazing
Aug 03, 2014
Youngjoo Jeong
Youngjoo Jeong rated it liked it
Dec 02, 2013
Jacob Westman
Jacob Westman rated it liked it
Jul 20, 2013
David
David rated it really liked it
Nov 25, 2011
Sujoy
Sujoy rated it it was amazing
Aug 31, 2014
DKL
DKL rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2008
Jeff Rudisel
Jeff Rudisel rated it it was amazing
Sep 16, 2012
Valerie
Jul 24, 2008 Valerie rated it liked it
Recommended to Valerie by: Dad
His views on politics and religion are thought provoking.
Emin Karapetian
Emin Karapetian rated it it was amazing
Sep 06, 2015
David Dalakishvili
David Dalakishvili rated it really liked it
Apr 19, 2013
Peter
Peter rated it liked it
Feb 23, 2016
Mohammed
Mohammed rated it really liked it
Feb 16, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • فكر حركة الاستنارة .. وتناقضاته
  • Wickedness (Routledge Classics)
  • A Short History Of Ethics: A History Of Moral Philosophy From The Homeric Age To The Twentieth Century
  • Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics
  • The Methods of Ethics
  • Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist
  • Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate
  • Totalitarianism: Part Three of the Origins of Totalitarianism
  • The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader
  • Morality: An Introduction to Ethics
  • Science: Good Bad, and Bogus
  • The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
  • "Dumbth": The Lost Art of Thinking With 101 Ways to Reason Better & Improve Your Mind
  • Camus at Combat: Writing 1944-1947
  • Re-thinking History
  • Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement
  • The Ethics of Psychoanalysis 1959-1960 (Seminar of Jacques Lacan)
  • Rationality and Freedom
17854
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 "in recognition of his var
...more
More about Bertrand Russell...

Share This Book



“There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he dare not face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed.” 182 likes
“not because the moral law enjoins unselfishness, but because, given the society in which they live, it is the way in which their impulses and desires prompt them to act. It is clear that better institutions, better education of the emotions, and a better apportioning of praise and blame, would increase the already considerable extent to which people’s actions further the well-being of their community. It is to such causes, rather than to a revived belief in supernatural sanctions, that we must look for ethical progress.” 1 likes
More quotes…