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Portraits from memory : and other essays.

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1956.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A record of beliefs retained and discarded, hopes realized, and the intellectual and philosophical development of the author, including portrats of contemporaries with whom he was intimate.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.
Portraits from memory.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1956
(OCoLC)586975602
Named Person: Bertrand Russell; Bertrand Russell; Bertrand Russell; Bertrand Russell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bertrand Russell
ISBN: 0671203789 9780671203788
OCLC Number: 783853
Description: 246 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Adaptation: an autobiographical epitome --
Six autobiographical essays: Why I took to philosophy ; Some philosophical contacts ; Experiences of a pacifist in the First World War ; From logic to politics ; Beliefs: discarded and retained ; Hopes: realized and disappointed --
How to grow old --
Reflections on my eightieth birthday --
Portraits from memory: Some Cambridge dons of the nineties ; Some of my contemporaries at Cambridge ; George Bernard Shaw ; H.G. Wells ; Joseph Conrad ; George Santayana ; Alfred North Whitehead ; Sidney and Beatrice Webb ; D.H. Lawrence --
Lord John Russell --
John Stuart Mill --
Mind and matter --
The cult of "common usage" --
Knowledge and wisdom --
A philosophy of our time --
A plea for clear thinking --
History as an art --
How I write --
The road to happiness --
Symptoms of Orwell's 1984 --
Why I am not a communist --
Man's peril --
Steps toward peace.

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A record of beliefs retained and discarded, hopes realized, and the intellectual and philosophical development of the author, including portrats of contemporaries with whom he was intimate.

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