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Fact and Fiction

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First published in 1961, Fact and Fiction is a collection of Bertrand Russell's essays that reflect on the books and writings that influenced his life, including fiction, essays on politics and education, divertissements and parables. Also broaching on the highly controversial issues of war and peace, it is in this classic collection that Russell states some of his most fa ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published 2010 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1961)
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دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از چهار فصل کلی و 34 بخش تشکیل شده است...موضوع اصلی که «برتراند راسل» فیلسوفِ گرانقدر و خردمند، در این کتاب به آن پرداخته است، «دموکراسی» و جنبه های مختلف آن میباشد
به انتخاب قسمت هایی از نوشته هایِ این مردِ اندیشمند رو در زیر برایتان مینویسم... سپس در پایان نیز چند خطی از «دموکراسی» برایِ ایرانیان خردگرا، خواهم نوشت
قبل از پرداختن به «دموکراسی» به این سخن بسیار خردمندانۀ «راسل» در مورد ماهیتِ اسلام و تازیانِ حرامی و دزد، که در این کتاب آمده توجه کنید... «برتراند راسل» می
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umberto
Sep 20, 2014 umberto rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy, essays
Reading this four-part book by Russell is worth spending our time if we find his views inspiring. As for me, I found Part I Books that Inflence Me in Youth most interesting since, from its six chapters, he's revealed what kinds of books he read and his favourite authors, for example, Shelly, Milton, Turgenev, Ibsen, Carlyle, Shakespeare, Swift, and Gibbon.

Therefore, let me quote three excerpts for you:

1. SHELLY: ... I loved Shelly for his rhythm as much for his sentiment. It was not only Shelly'
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Jackson Cyril
Mar 13, 2015 Jackson Cyril rated it really liked it
A collection of essays, talks and speeches produced by Russell from the 50's and early 60's. The beginning three essays I think are the most interesting; the first on authors (and books) who most influenced Russell (Percy Shelley, Ivan Turgenev, Ibsen, King Lear, Milton's prose, Gulliver's Travels, and Carlyle). The second essay titled "What is Freedom", which is a detailed examination of the various facets of Freedom, highlighting the limitations of Freedom and the many ways in which the term ...more
Kushal Srivastava
Dated and harps on the same issue in every essay, though the theme would be agreeable to anyone sane.
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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
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