David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
This volume signals reinvigoration of Russell the public campaigner. The title of the volume is taken from one of his most famous and eloquent short essays and probably the best known of his many broadcasts for the BBC. Man's Peril 1954-55 not only captures the essence of Russell's thinking about nuclear weapons and the Cold War in the mid 1950s, but its extraordinary impact which served to jolt him into political protest once again. The activism of which we glimpse the initial stirrings in this volume continued in various guises more or less without interruption until his death. Russell later became involved with pressure group politics of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the civil disobedience tactics of the Committee of 00. In the writings assembled in this volume, however, he is looking towards the non-aligned states and world scientific opinion as possible brokers of de;tente . Although Russell was becoming increasingly immersed in work for peace, this was not to find him reminiscing about his peace about peace campaigning during the First World War, defending "History As an Art", and attacking the obscurantism of obscenity legislation and the opponents of birth control.
|Keywords||War (Philosophy Nuclear disarmament Political science Philosophy Conduct of life|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$291.10 used (15% off) $315.80 new (8% off) $319.77 direct from Amazon (6% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B1649.R91 1983 vol. 28|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jerzy Wroblewski (1987). Nature and Man: Dilemma of the Present and the Future. Theoria 2 (2):309-322.
Russell Hardin (1985). Book Review:Nuclear Pacifism: "Just War" Thinking Today. Edward J. Laarman; The Ethics of War and Nuclear Deterrence. James P. Sterba; When War Is Unjust: Being Honest in Just-War Thinking. John Howard Yoder. [REVIEW] Ethics 95 (3):763-.
Martin Clifford Underwood (2009). Joseph Rotblat and the Moral Responsibilities of the Scientist. Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (2):129-134.
Gilles D. Hurteau (1989). Global Peace as a Professional Concern, II. Journal of Business Ethics 8 (2-3):173 - 175.
Alan Schwerin (ed.) (2002). Bertrand Russell on Nuclear War, Peace, and Language: Critical and Historical Essays. Praeger.
Thomas L. Perry (1989). Global Peace as a Professional Concern, I. Journal of Business Ethics 8 (2-3):167 - 171.
Bertrand Russell (ed.) (1973). Bertrand Russell, the Social Scientist. Bertrand Russell Supranational Society.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads17 ( #103,196 of 1,101,955 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #192,006 of 1,101,955 )
How can I increase my downloads?