Mysticism and Logic


198 pages | ISBN: 978 085124 7359

Philosophical Writings


by Bertrand Russell

A collections of essays addressed by the philosopher to the general reader, five of which the author describes as ‘entirely popular’ and the others as ‘somewhat more technical’.

Mysticism and Logic is concerned with different ways of knowing, the ultimate nature of matter and the particular problems of philosophy. They reveal one of Russell’s lifelong preoccupations: the disentanglement of what is subjective or intellectually cloudy from what is objective or capable of logical demonstration.

“The present volume is perhaps the most graceful and polished unbending ever achieved by a follower of abstruse studies.” The New Statesman