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Impact of Science on Society (Reprint) (Paperback) (Bertrand Russell)

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Many of the revolutionary effects of science and technology are obvious enough. Bertrand Russell saw in the 1950s that there are also many negative aspects of scientific innovation. Insightful and controversial in equal measure, Russell argues that science offers the world greater well-being than it has ever known, on the condition that prosperity is dispersed; power is diffused by means of a single, world government; birth rates do not become too high; and war is abolished. Russell acknowledges that is a tall order, but remains essentially optimistic. He imagines mankind in a 'race between human skill as to means and human folly as to ends', but believes human society will ultimately choose the path of reason.

This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Preface by Tim Sluckin.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 103.0
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Routledge Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Bertrand Russell
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 51261051
UPC: 9781138641150
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-3461
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