Mysticism & Logic
And Other Essays.
Reprint of 1918 Edition.

by Bertrand Russell
September 2007
Spokesman Books                
Distributed by
ISBN: 9780851247359
220 pages, 5 1/8 x 7 3/4"
$38.50 Paper Original

The first essay, which gives its title to the volume, endeavours to define the respective spheres of logic and mysticism.  Bertrand Russell describes this and the four essays that follow as ‘entirely popular’.  They are concerned with The Place of Science in a Liberal Education, A Free Man’s Worship, and The Study of Mathematics

The next five essays are ‘somewhat more technical’, though written with the lucidity and power which distinguish all Bertrand Russell’s work in its appeal to layman and professional alike.  The Ultimate Constituents of Matter, On Scientific Method in Philosophy, The Relation of Sense-Data to Physics, and On the Notion of Cause are some of the subjects in this section.

‘… perhaps the most graceful and polished unbending 

ever achieved by a follower of abstruse studies.’    New Statesman


Return to Coronet Books main page