In Praise of Idleness

Book Title In Praise of Idleness
Author Name Bertrand Russell
Publishing house Routledge
Country – city United Kingdom
Date of issue March 4, 2004
Number of pages 200

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In Praise of Idleness

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Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering.

So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise, a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason.

From a devastating critique of the ancestry of fascism to a vehement defence of ‘useless’ knowledge, with consideration given to everything from insect pests to the human soul, this is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.

Think of developmental psychology, and the name of Jean Piaget immediately springs to mind.

His theory of learning lies at the very heart of the modern understanding of the human learning process, and he is celebrated as the founding father of child psychology.

A prolific writer, is the author of more than fifty books and several hundred articles.

The Psychology of Intelligence is one of his most important works. Containing a complete synthesis of his thoughts on the mechanisms of intellectual development, it is an extraordinary volume by an extraordinary writer.

Given his significance, it is hardly surprising that Psychology Today pronounced Piaget the Best Psychologist of the twentieth century

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