What I Believe

  • by Bertrand Russell
  • Narrated by Terrence Hardiman
  • 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Remarkably relevant, beautifully written, and filled with wit and wisdom, these 3 essays by Bertrand Russell allow the listener to test the concepts of The Good Life, Morality, The Existence of God, Christianity, and Human Nature. "What I Believe" was used prominently in the 1940 New York court proceedings in which Russell was judicially declared "unfit" to teach philosophy at City College of New York. "Why I Am Not a Christian" concludes that churches throughout history have retarded progress and states that we should instead "look to our own efforts here below to make this world a fit place to live in." Finally, "A Free Man's Worship," perhaps the most famous single essay written by Russell, considers whether humans operate from free will.


What the Critics Say

"Russell is one of our time's brilliant spokesmen of rationality and humanity, a fearless champion of free speech and free thought." (The Swedish Academy, on awarding Bertrand Russell the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1950)


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Logic

I'll be brief. Mr. Russell is brilliant and engaging. This is clear headed logic at it's best....what a great respite from status quo insanity.
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- Charles

Inspiring and provacative

Russell lived and died long before I was on this earth, but I feel so close to him in philosophy after listening to his essays. He articulates what I have thought and felt since abandoning christianity, and theism in general. I can listen to Russell over and over.
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- MJ

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.