In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays First published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor Francis an informa company

First published in 1984 Routledge is an imprint of Taylor Francis, an informa company.

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  1. 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 varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought.

397 Reply to “In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays”

  1. .4 All serious innovation is only rendered possible by some accidentenabling unpopular persons to survive.

  2. I would seriously love to become idle That is, at this moment, my highest aspiration Right now I sort of just want to shoot myself in the throat because I feel like all I do is go to work, and stay late at work, and then feel terrible at times like this one because I should be catching up on work before I go to bed, but actually I just got back from work, plus I gotta get up soon and go back to work, and in any case I m starting to feel like quite the dull girl and all this work work work work [...]

  3. So far, I ve only read the title essay, In Praise of Idleness , but I must say that it rings as true if not truer today than it must have in 1932 during the Great Depression.The value and virtue of hard work and the vilification of idleness is indeed a dual construct of the upper leisure class and the puritanical right wing religious origins of our country Must keep those working class lackeys occupied so they don t revolt Or fall to drinking, gambling, and crime There is nothing wrong with idle [...]

  4. Replete with Russell s usual wits and his comforting cynicism to the state of affairs in the world, this book is also blessed with unusual dose of optimism while disclosing some of Russell s closely held life experiences I m trying to find a better word for dogmatic beliefs as I clearly like him enough to avoid branding him with such distasteful word.This book is too gracious to be considered as a proper book It is a mish mash of his essays written somewhere around 1928 1935 I presume not all of [...]

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