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The Conquest of Happiness

Bertrand Russell in The Conquest of Happiness attempted to diagnose the myriad causes of unhappiness in modern life and chart a path out of the seemingly inescapable malaise so prevalent even in safe and prosperous Western societies. More than eighty years … Continue reading

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Cómo envejecer

Bertrand Russell: Psicológicamente, existen dos peligros contra los que hay que estar vigilante cuando se llega a viejo. Uno de ellos consiste en absorberse indebidamente en el pasado. No se debe vivir de memorias, lamentándonos por el buen tiempo pasado, … Continue reading

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Social Cohesion & Human Nature – Bertrand Russell

Political and social activism occupied much of Bertrand Russell‘s time for most of his life, which makes his prodigious and seminal writing on a wide range of technical and non-technical subjects all the more remarkable. Russell remained politically active almost … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell and The Beatles Against the War

The Beatles were so much a part of the youth movement that blossomed in the 1960s that it’s amusing to think that one of the main issues that energized the movement–peace–came to the Beatles through a 92-year-old man.As Paul McCartney … Continue reading

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In Praise of Idleness

Like most of my generation, I was brought up on the saying: ‘Satan finds some mischief for idle hands to do.’ Being a highly virtuous child, I believed all that I was told, and acquired a conscience which has kept … Continue reading

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