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The Most Systematic And Graceful Account Of Western Philosophy Hitherto
8 January 2018
Russell wrote a systematic account of western philosophy. Indeed the book is extremely systematic in its content. You can find its praise, appreciations everywhere, it is really worth praising. Nobody has ever written so systematically and gracefully as Russell has written.
But I must say something about criticism.
First, he gave only 10 pages to Socrates. On Aristotle, Plato, you are spending about 40 to 50 pages but only 10 pages has been bestowed on Socrates, who is the source of both Aristotle (I myself call him Aristotlitis, a kind of disease) and Plato.
Second, he portrayed 'Friedrich Nietzsche' only negatively, in the way of war-loving, misogynist.
Nietzsche's exuberant insights didn't fit into the definitions of Russell's intellectualism. Russell could not understand Nietzsche and Wittgenstein and their profound insights.
In the end, I would say that one must read this great work, which is free from all the theologies and religious prejudices.