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1994. Fact and Fiction by Bertrand Russell
1967. Plato, Popper and Politics edited by Renford Bambrough

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Russell, Bertrand. 'Fact and Fiction', with a new introduction by John G. Slater, published in 1994 in Great Britain by Routledge in paperback, 282pp, ISBN 0415114616. Condition: very good, clean & tidy copy. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
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  • Fact and Fiction [top]
    Written by Bertrand Russell
    With a new introduction by John G. Slater
    First published in 1961 in Great Britain by George Allen & Unwin Ltd
    Reprinted in 1979 in Great Britain by George Allen & Unwin Ltd
    First published in 1994 in Great Britain by Routledge in paperback, 282pp, ISBN 0415114616. Cover design by Twenty Twenty and cover illustration by Caroline Fish

About this book/synopsis: This edition makes available a set of Bernard Russell's essays for the first time since they were first published in 1961. The first section of the volume looks at books which influenced Russell in his youth. Shelley, Turgenev, Ibsen and Gibbon are some of the titles selected for discussion.

The second section concentrates on essays on politics and education; and the third part contains divertissements and parables, including some rare descriptions of Russell's dreams.
The final section of the book contains 11 essays and speeches about peace and war and it is these that contain some of Russell's famous comments on nuclear warfare and international tension.

Contents:
PART ONE. Books that influenced Me in Youth

1) The importance of Shelley
2) The Romance of Revolt
3) Revolt in the Abstract
4) Disgust and its antidote
5) An education in history
6) The pursuit of truth

PART TWO: Politics and Education
1) What is freedom?
2) What is democracy?
3) A Scientist's Plea for Democracy
4) The Story of Colonization
5) Pros and Cons of Nationalism
6) The Reasoning of Europeans
7) The World I should like to live in
8) Old and young cultures
9) Education for a difficult world
10) University education

PART THREE: Divertissements
1) Cranks
2) The right will prevail or the road to Lhasa
3) Newly discovered Maxims of La Rochefoucauld
4) Nightmares
i) The fisherman's nightmare or Magna est Veritas
ii) The Theologian's nightmare
5) Dreams
i) Jowett
ii) God
iii) Henry the navigator
iv) Prince Napoleon Louis
v) The Catalogue
6) Parables
i) Planetary effulgence
ii) The misfortune of being out-of-date
iii) Murderer's fatherland

PART FOUR: Peace and War
1) Psychology and East-West tension
2) War and peace in my lifetime
3) The social responsibilities of scientists
4) Three essentials for a stable world
5) Population pressure and war
6) Vienna address
7) Manchester address
8) What neutrals can do to save the world
9) The case for British neutralism
10) Can war be abolished?
11) Human life is danger

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Bambrough, Renford. 'Plato, Popper and Politics. Some Contributions to a Modern Controversy', published in 1967 in Great Britain by Heffer and Cambridge, pbk, 219pp, no ISBN. Condition: good, but ex-library, with the normal library markings such as barcodes, issue slip and spine label. Price: £17.20, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for oversease customers)
1967, Heffer / Cambridge, pbk
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About this book: This book has been prepared for the use of students and of general readers who may wish to have their own copies of some of the main documents in the case. The book is designed to supplement the reading of those who are already familiar with some or all of the notable books of Sir Karl Popper and of his critics and supporters and to serve as an introduction to the debate for those who are about to read those books for the first time. Most of the essays in this volume originally appeared in learned journals, and the majority of them are now appearing in book form for the first time (as in this book published in 1967)

Contents:
Preface; Acknowledgements
1. Plato's Modern Friends and Enemies by J. R. Bambrough (published in Philosophy 37 (1962) 97-113)
2. Would Plato have approved of the National-Socialist State? by R. F. A. Hoernlé (Philosophy 13 (1938) 166-182)
3. The Alleged Fascism of Plato by H. B. Acton (Philosophy 13 (1938) 302-312)
4. Plato and the Rule of Law by G. R. Morrow (The Philosophical Review 50 (1941) 105-126)
5. On Misunderstanding Plato by G. C. Field (Philosophy 19 (1944) 49-62)
6. The Open Society and Its Enemies by G. Ryle on review of K. R. Popper (Mind (1948) 167-172)
7. Contemporary Anti-Platonism by E. Unger (The Cambridge Journal (1949) 643-659)
8. Philosophy and Politics by Bertrand Russell (Unpopular Essays, Allen & Unwin (1950) 9-34)
9. The Open Society and Its Enemies by J. Plamenatz (The British Journal of Sociology 3 (1952) 264-273)
10. The Open Society - A Comment by E. H. Gombrich (The British Journal of Sociology 3 (1952) 358-360)
11. The Open Society - A Rejoinder by J. Plamenatz (The British Journal of Sociology 4 (1953) 76-77)
12. Plato's Political Analogies by J. R. Bambrough (Philosophy, Politics and Society edited by Peter Laslett (Blackwell, 1956) 98-115)
13. Political Philosophy and Epistemology by S. H. Rosen (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 20 (1959-60) 453-468)
14. Plato among Friends and Enemies by H. Meyerhoff (Encounter (December 1961) 45-50 (reset in 12 pages for this volume)
15. Reply to a Critic (1961) by K. R. Popper (Addendum to The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol 1 (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 5th ed., rev.d, 1966) 323-343)

 

 



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