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Why Men Fight : Routledge Classics - Bertrand Russell

Why Men Fight

Routledge Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 2009
ISBN: 9780415487382
Number Of Pages: 172

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Also published under the title of Principals of Social Reconstruction, and written in response to the devastation of World War I, Why Men Fight lays out Bertrand Russell's ideas on war, pacifism, reason, impulse, and personal liberty. He argues that the individualistic approach of traditional liberalism has reached its limits and that when individuals live passionately, they will have no desire for war or killing. Conversely, excessive restraint or reason causes us to live unnaturally and with hostility toward those who are unlike ourselves. This formidable work greatly contributed to Russell's fame as a formidable social critic and anti-war activist.

Introductionp. ix
Prefacep. xix
The Principle of Growthp. 1
The Statep. 24
War as an Institutionp. 46
Propertyp. 69
Educationp. 91
Marriage and the Population Questionp. 108
Religion and the Churchesp. 128
What we can dop. 146
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780415487382
ISBN-10: 0415487382
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1

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