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    review Power A New Social Analysis [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell ☆ 8 summary Power A New Social Analysis Bertrand RussellThe volume contains a number of arguments However four themes have a central role in the overall work The first theme given treatment in the analysis is that the lust for power is a part of human nature Second the work emphasizes that there are different forms of soc

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    Bertrand Russell ☆ 8 summary [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell delved deeply into logic over his long life going so far as to develop a symbolic language of logic He found that some problems that appeared to be unsolvable were only so due to the way they were stated La

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    [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell An interesting work of Bertrand Russell in his later years His aim in Power A New Social Analysis is to establish power as the fundamental concept in all of the human sciences similar to the role the concept of energy plays in the natural sciences Russell argues that power takes on different forms traditional by

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    [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell Russell's analysis of forms of power is thorough and persuasive Though dated in some parts the book is nonetheless highly relevant in modern times where power everywhere still goes largely unchecked My favourite uote in the book Th

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    Bertrand Russell ☆ 8 summary [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell The right of free speech is nugatory unless it includes the right to say things that may have unpleasant conseuences to certain individuals or classes It is often said that men are ruled by their imagination; but it would be truer to say that they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations And the men ha

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    Bertrand Russell ☆ 8 summary [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell I picked this up a few years ago read the intro and put it down I admit it's a bit slow and for than half the book he is simply desc

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    [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell I love this book It’s 20% profound 40% off the wall weird and 40% recycled political commentary The good parts are so good I didn't even mind that last Essentially Russell surveying with dismay Europe in the late 1930s and with the probability of an apocalyptic European war firmly in mind descends from the Olympian heights of mat

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    Bertrand Russell ☆ 8 summary [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell It is strange to read a 20th century book with only a few foot notes and no bibliography Russell's writing style is entertaining and f

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    [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell Took me forever to read this Picked up an old hardback copy in a charity shop for next to nothing as I was keen to get into Russell but I might have made the wrong choice in this one as a first read Some great philosophical nuggets to be found in amongst very very dry historical text I did like his writing style but this took me far longer to read than most other books as it felt like a massive effort to even pick up the damn t

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    review Power A New Social Analysis [Power A New Social Analysis] Free ✓ Bertrand Russell summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Bertrand Russell After two years of reading a chapter every now and again I have finally finished It's a slow book The concepts are big and trying to get your head around them reuires you to read stop slow down think reread But once you learn to accept that this is going to take a while its magic really does start to showAs does it's magical humour which amazingly had me laughing loudly and scribbling down uotes to share

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Power A New Social Analysis

Power A New Social Analysis summary ¹ 8 The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth and Freud in sex Bertrand Russell finds in power Power he argues is man's ultimate goal and is in its many guises the single most important element in the development of any society Writting in the late 1930s when Europe was b. An interesting work of Bertrand Russell in his later years His aim in Power A New Social Analysis is to establish power as the fundamental concept in all of the human sciences similar to the role the concept of energy plays in the natural sciences Russell argues that power takes on different forms traditional by kings or priests naked lacking inherited authority revolutionary the establishment of a new creed economic and propagandistic through persuasion Wihtin societies power takes on many different forms often there s a complex mixture of different groups holding different types of power and power changes form through time In the latter parts of the book Russell argues that power accumulates not just economic power like Karl Marx already predicted in the 1840 s and that most power starts with military force of one group over others Through force this group of vigilantes is usually able to establish economic dominance ie plunder transforms into taxation and landed wealth Likewise the moral codes or creeds of those groups are spread by force and persuasion The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw democratic developments in which power bases were broken up and divided among different social groups After democracy died a spiritual death after The Great War 1914 1918 certain revolutionary groups were able all over the world to revert back to enforce their power through their fanatic creeds and revolutionary power This book was published in 1938 meaning fascism nazism and communism play a big role in his analysis of power He correctly views these creeds as temporary yet he acknowledges modern technology has drastically changed propaganda military and economic power A very interesting chapter is Chapter 16 which deals with power philosophies Russell claims that solipsism Fichte pragmatism hero morality Nietzsche and Creative Evolution Bergson are all self refuting d0ctrines These philosophies all propagate power doctrines ie the notion that individual desire is the origin of truth and certainty which will subseuently lead to a situation in which the doctrine itself cannot hold For example solipsism holds as long as no controversy arises among the people who view themselves the Creator of reality As soon as two or of these claim so they refute the others and conflict arises This conflict will lead to the realization that they are not alone after all In the same vein the pragmatist holds that what is true is what is beneficial But beneficial to whom Not to the person who is not the pragmatist Hitler viewed his doctrines as true but I m sure the Jews and later the Allied Forces didn tThe general importance of these remarks is the acknowledgment that all of us have a desire for power Most philosophers primarily develop ethics which are good and benificent tofor themselves and only secondarily universalize them rare is the person who loves mankind as such Russell mentions Buddha Christ Pythagoras and Galileo as the four best examples of persons lacking a will to power Peaceful stable and just societies find a means to curb the destructiveness of these desires yet construct valves through which these energies can escapeIn the final chapter Russell lays out the conditions for just such a society In this he recycles his older ideas on education democracy economics and politics According to him we need 1 Democracy with checks and balances controlling associations political balance and a counterweight of police and law attempting to establish the innocence of the accused2 Public ownership and control of large scale industry and finance through democratic State control ie social democracydemocratic socialism Economic competition should be garantueed which means monopoly formation should be hindered Accumulation of military and economic control should be hindered through distribution of power and autonomy of subordinate groups3 Government monopoly on propaganda combined with freedom of propaganda Representation of different viewpoints on each topic as far as possible impartial coverage Within science art and party politics no uniformity at all unreigned competition4 Curbing of enthusiasmfanaticism and prevention of war as the road to despotism Education should be aimed at the development of free thinking as opposed to instilling submissiveness the road to dictatorship and intellectual honesty being able to see both sides of an argument and form your own opinion The medicine is to learn people to psychoanalyze all claims to principles which are mostly collectivized and idealized desires for revenge pride or hatred In general what we need is a society of individuals who have learned to rest in the half way house between scepticism and dogmatism is a condition for a peaceful and stable democracy a just economy and intellectual growth I was really impressed by Russell s book Written during the spread of totalitarianism in Europe as well as Asia and its immediate threat to liberal democracies everywhere his plea is one of common sense There is a desire for power in almost all of us which is part of the human condition Only be recognizing this fact by constructing society in ways that this power can be used for creation and mostly by preventing war through the application of mass psychology and creeds fostering fanaticism can we hope to establish a safer and healthier world for all of us notwithstanding any race or nationality As always Russell tells it like it is he doesn t make matters difficult or obscure as necessary and he calls a spade a spade In my opinion this book should be mandatory in high schools and colleges all over the world together with Aldous Huxley s Brave New World 1932 Karl Popper s The Open Society and Its Enemies 1945 and George Orwell s 1984 1948 Some will remark that Russell s philosophical analysis lacks the scientific backbone to be useful I disagree wholeheartedly we need philosophical analysis and less scientism in matters political and economic

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Power A New Social Analysis summary ¹ 8 Eing torn apart by extremist ideologies and the world was on the brink of war Russell set out to found a 'new science' to make sense of the traumatic events of the day and explain those that would follow The result was Power a remarkable book that Russell regarded as one of t. The right of free speech is nugatory unless it includes the right to say things that may have unpleasant conseuences to certain individuals or classes It is often said that men are ruled by their imagination but it would be truer to say that they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations And the men have been made to live in a fool s paradise the they will be horrified and discouraged by the reality

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Power A New Social Analysis summary ¹ 8 He most important of his long career Countering the totalitarian desire to dominate Russell shows how political enlightenment and human understanding can lead to peace his book is a passionate call for independence of mind and a celebration of the instinctive joy of human lif. It is strange to read a 20th century book with only a few foot notes and no bibliography Russell s writing style is entertaining and funny but the general argumentation of the book is rather unconvincing except the last chapter which happens to be very convincing This can happen Apparently Russell didn t like economists or rather their idea s which means he probably didn t know their idea s or at least didn t understand them Too bad First time I m looking forward to reading some books of an author while not being convinced by the book s message Some people can be extremely interesting even when one thinks they re wrong Russell is one of them

  • Paperback
  • Power A New Social Analysis
  • Bertrand Russell
  • English
  • 23 May 2019
  • 9780393004793