Power : a new social analysis / Bertrand Russell ; with and introduction by Kirk Willis.

by Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970Looking glass; Brittan, SamuelLooking glass; Willis, Kirk, 1949-Looking glass.

Series: Routledge classics: Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.Edition: New edition / with a new preface by Samuel Brittan.Description: xxv, 258 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0415325072; 9780415325073.Subject(s): Philosophy, Modern -- 20th centuryLooking glass | Power (Social sciences)Looking glassNote: Previous ed.: London: Allen & Unwin, 1938.Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth and Freud in sex, Bertrand Russell finds in power. Power, he argues, is man's ultimate goal, and is, in its many guises, the single most important element in the development of any society. Writting in the late 1930s when Europe was being torn apart by extremist ideologies and the world was on the brink of war, Russell set out to found a 'new science' to make sense of the traumatic events of the day and explain those that would follow.
The result was Power, a remarkable book that Russell regarded as one of the most important of his long career. Countering the totalitarian desire to dominate, Russell shows how political enlightenment and human understanding can lead to peace - his book is a passionate call for independence of mind and a celebration of the instinctive joy of human life.

Previous ed.: London: Allen & Unwin, 1938.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy. Together with Kurt Gödel, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century.

Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide variety of topics.

After a life marked by controversy--including dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York--Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Noted also for his many spirited anti-nuclear protests and for his campaign against western involvement in the Vietnam War, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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