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"Value of Philosophy" - An Analysis
A look at Bertrand Russell's essay "The Value of Philosophy."
# 131452 | 1,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (History - 20th Century)

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This paper explores Bertrand Russell's fifteenth chapter of "The Problems of Philosophy" entitled "The Value of Philosophy." This essay considers philosophy as a means of assessing the rationale of the study of philosophy and its value within the lives of human beings. References to Russell's life and his personal perceptions of wealth, power, and human conflict are made to contextualize these views.

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"In Bertrand Russell's classic treatise, 'The Problems of Philosophy', the author describes his concepts of philosophy as a mental endeavor and as a worthwhile subject of study. Russell came from a scholarly background where he functioned as both teacher and political activist, yet in the latter respect he was strongly against government policies in which the welfare of the population was put at risk for the benefit of the wealthy or the powerful. He also challenged the government's right to engage in conflict, finding that such practices contributed little to the good of the people themselves and therefore were morally unjust. This paper shall..."

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