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The Impact of Science on Society : Routledge Classics - Bertrand Russell

The Impact of Science on Society

Routledge Classics

Paperback Published: 11th April 2016
ISBN: 9781138641150
Number Of Pages: 104

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Many of the revolutionary effects of science and technology are obvious enough. Bertrand Russell saw in the 1950s that there are also many negative aspects of scientific innovation. Insightful and controversial in equal measure, Russell argues that science offers the world greater well-being than it has ever known, on the condition that prosperity is dispersed; power is diffused by means of a single, world government; birth rates do not become too high; and war is abolished. Russell acknowledges that is a tall order, but remains essentially optimistic. He imagines mankind in a 'race between human skill as to means and human folly as to ends', but believes human society will ultimately choose the path of reason.

This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Preface by Tim Sluckin.

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`A joy to read' - The Daily Telegraph

'A most beautifully written study which shows Russell at the height of his powers.' - Liverpool Daily Post

Foreword to the Routledge Classics edition. 1. Science and Tradition 2. General Effects of Scientific Technique 3. Scientific Technique in Oligarchy 4. Democracy and Scientific Technique 5. Science and War 6. Science and Values 7. Can a Scientific Society be Stable? Index

ISBN: 9781138641150
ISBN-10: 1138641154
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 11th April 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14

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