Nearly forty years since its first publication, this book remains unchallenged as the ultimate introduction to its subject, while claiming classic status in its own right.
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‘A precious book….a work that is in the highest degree pedagogical which stands above the conflicts of parties and opinion’ – Albert Einstein
'Remains unchallenged as the perfect introduction to its subject ... exactly the kind of philosophy that most people would like to read, but which only Russell could possibly have written.' - Ray Monk, University of Southampton, UK
'Beautiful and luminous prose, not merely classically clear but scrupulously honest.' - Isaiah Berlin
'It is a witty bird's-eye view of the main figures in Western thought enlivened by references to the personalities and quirks of the thinkers themselves.' - The Week
'A great philosopher's lucid and magisterial look at the history of his own subject, wonderfully readable and enlightening.' - The ObserverFrom the Publisher:
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Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110041000455
Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0041000455
Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 41000455